childbearing

adjective
child·​bear·​ing | \ ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌber-iŋ How to pronounce childbearing (audio) \

Definition of childbearing

: of or relating to the process of conceiving, being pregnant with, and giving birth to children women of childbearing age

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from childbearing

childbearing noun

First Known Use of childbearing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about childbearing

Time Traveler for childbearing

Time Traveler

The first known use of childbearing was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for childbearing

Cite this Entry

“Childbearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/childbearing. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for childbearing

childbearing

noun
child·​bear·​ing | \ ˈchīl(d)-ˌbar-iŋ, -ˌber- How to pronounce childbearing (audio) \

Medical Definition of childbearing

: the act of bringing forth children : childbirth

Other Words from childbearing

childbearing adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on childbearing

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for childbearing

Nglish: Translation of childbearing for Spanish Speakers

Comments on childbearing

What made you want to look up childbearing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!