give birth to


give birth to
HAVE, bear, produce, be delivered of, bring into the world; N. Amer. birth; informal drop; dated mother; archaic bring forth.
birth

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phrasal
1. : to bring forth : bear

gave birth to a son

2. : to be the source of : originate

gave birth … to a smoldering feeling of discontent, an inarticulate desire for change — G.G.Coulton

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give birth to
1. To bring forth, produce
2. To originate, begin, generate
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Main Entry:give

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  • give birth — verb a) To release live offspring from the body into the environment It was clear that she was about to give birth. b) To become the female parent of. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. See Also: bear, birth, born …   Wiktionary

  • give birth to — {v. phr.} 1. To bear live offspring. * /The mother gave birth to twin baby girls./ 2. To bring about; create; occasion. * /Beethoven gave birth to a new kind of symphony./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give birth to — {v. phr.} 1. To bear live offspring. * /The mother gave birth to twin baby girls./ 2. To bring about; create; occasion. * /Beethoven gave birth to a new kind of symphony./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give birth — phrasal to have a baby < gave birth last Thursday > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • give birth to — phrasal 1. to produce as offspring < gave birth to a son > 2. to be the source of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To give birth to — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Birth tourism — is a term for travelling to a country that practices birthright citizenship in order to give birth there, so that the child will be a citizen of the destination country. Contents 1 United States 2 Canada 3 Hong Kong 4 Ireland …   Wikipedia

  • Give — (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give — givable, giveable, adj., n. givee, n. giver, n. /giv/, v., gave, given, giving, n. v.t. 1. to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone. 2. to hand to someone: Give me that plate, please …   Universalium

  • birth — 1. noun /bɜː(ɹ)θ/ a) The process of childbearing. He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him. b) An instance of childbirth. See Also: accident of birth, bear, birth control …   Wiktionary

  • birth — /berrth/, n. 1. an act or instance of being born: the day of his birth. 2. the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring; childbirth; parturition: a difficult birth. 3. lineage; extraction; descent: of Grecian birth. 4. high or noble… …   Universalium


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