- birthday honours,
- birthday suit,
- birthing ball,
- birthing center,
- birthing centre,
- birthing chair,
- birthing pool
Origin of birthing
verb (used with object) Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
Origin of birth
Examples from the Web for birthing
Then French obstetricians advocated that the method would reduce pain and create a birthing environment free of stress.
The refurbished private Lindo wing has the latest maternal facilities including a birthing pool.Kate's Last Day of Work Tomorrow Suggests Early July Due Date|Tom Sykes|June 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She has been known to perform various magical acts, among them birthing a shadowy assassin that killed Renly Baratheon.
Second, Tanzania has existing medical infrastructure that can be upgraded to serve as birthing centers.
For centuries, men were not involved in birthing in this country—period.
She felt like telling Wind Bends Grass to leave the birthing wickiup.
Hunt ducks in the fall, plow the land in the spring, help at the birthing of calves and lambs and foals?Plowing On Sunday|Sterling North
This one seems to be birthing the dictatorship of the intellectuals.The Sensitive Man|Poul William Anderson
The big sad eyes of it were like those of Maisie, poor lass, when she had the birthing that was her going-call.The Washer of the Ford|Fiona Macleod
Had not Yellow Hair been in the birthing wickiup with Redbird?
- to bear (offspring)
- to produce, originate, or create (an idea, plan, etc)
verb (tr) rare
Word Origin for birth
early 13c., from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse *byrðr (replacing cognate Old English gebyrd "birth, descent, race; offspring; nature; fate"), from Proto-Germanic *gaburthis (cf. Old Frisian berd, Old Saxon giburd, Dutch geboorte, Old High German giburt, German geburt, Gothic gabaurþs), from PIE *bhrto past participle of root *bher- (1) "to carry; to bear children" (cf. Sanskrit bhrtih "a bringing, maintenance," Latin fors, genitive fortis "chance;" see bear (v.)). Suffix -th is for "process" (as in bath, death). Meaning "parentage, lineage, extraction" (revived from Old English) is from mid-13c. Birth control is from 1914; birth rate from 1859. Birth certificate is from 1842.
mid-13c., from birth (n.). Related: Birthed; birthing.
see give birth to.