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birth

birth

 
 
pronunciation:
buhrth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or fact of being born.
The family is celebrating the birth of their first child.
antonyms:
death
similar words:
creation, delivery
definition 2: the act of bringing a new baby or baby animal into the world.
Most births in America take place in hospitals.
synonyms:
childbirth
similar words:
bearing, labor
definition 3: beginning; origin.
The birth of a new company brought more business to the city.
synonyms:
origin
antonyms:
end
similar words:
commencement, dawn, onset, source, start
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word berth? Birth and berth sound alike but have different meanings. A berth is something found on a ship or train.
Word Builder: birth +
  • birthday:
    the anniversary of the day when you were born.
  • birthplace:
    the place where you were born.
  • birth date:
    the day when you were born; date of birth.
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  celebration, happiness, life, life cycle, reproduction
Word Parts
The word birth contains the following part:
-th2 Old English noun-forming suffix that means the act or state of
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The suffix -th2 attaches to English adjectives to form nouns (e.g., "warmth " from "warm" and "depth " from "deep"), and to English verb roots to form nouns (e.g., "birth " from "bear" and "stealth " from "steal").