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birth

birth

 
 
pronunciation:
buhrth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or fact of being born.
synonyms:
nativity
antonyms:
death, demise
similar words:
creation, delivery, emergence, germ, inception
definition 2: the act of bearing a child; parturition.
synonyms:
childbirth, delivery, parturition
similar words:
accouchement, bearing, confinement, labor
definition 3: origin; beginning.
synonyms:
beginning, genesis, inception, origin
antonyms:
demise, end
similar words:
commencement, dawn, emergence, fountainhead, onset, source, start
definition 4: ancestry or heritage.
He is of good birth.She is of French birth.
synonyms:
ancestry, blood, heritage, lineage, origin, parentage, strain
similar words:
background, descent, extraction, family, pedigree, stock
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").