- the uterus of the human female and certain higher mammals.
- the place in which anything is formed or produced: the womb of time.
- the interior of anything.
- Obsolete. the belly.
Origin of womb
Related Words for wombinterior, innards, cavity, void, entrails, belly, heart, stuffing, recess, center, soul, gut, bowels, contents, breast, womb, origin, form, source, pattern
Examples from the Web for womb
Contemporary Examples of womb
At present, not every woman is young enough, fertile enough, or healthy enough to have a baby using her own eggs or her own womb.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
The womb may become artificial by the end of the century but it will still be the battleground for feminist politics.
But when the womb—the most politicized body part in history—is separated from the woman, what will it mean for feminism?
And the Latin mātrīx for “womb” comes from the same Indo-European root that gives us the English “mother.”
In New York City, affluent parents sign up for pre-school while their child is still in the womb.All Kids Want a Head Start
February 13, 2014
Historical Examples of womb
For a child is born into the womb of the time, which indeed enclosed and fed him before he was born.A Dish Of Orts
Her the men of old called Nemesis, born to Ocean from the womb of silent Night.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
Political economy was still sleeping in the womb of futurity.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
The walls of the womb consist of a thick layer of unstriped muscle.
The mother's body is becoming adapted to the development of the infant in the womb.
- the nontechnical name for uterus Related adjective: uterine
- a hollow space enclosing something, esp when dark, warm, or sheltering
- a place where something is conceivedthe Near East is the womb of western civilization
- obsolete the belly
Word Origin for womb
Word Origin and History for womb
Old English wamb, womb "belly, uterus," from Proto-Germanic *wambo (cf. Old Norse vomb, Old Frisian wambe, Middle Dutch wamme, Dutch wam, Old High German wamba, German Wamme "belly, paunch," Gothic wamba "belly, womb," Old English umbor "child"), of unknown origin.
- See uterus.