childbearing

adjective
child·bear·ing | \ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌber-iŋ \

Definition of childbearing 

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

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

Share childbearing

Statistics for childbearing

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for childbearing

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for childbearing

childbearing

noun
child·bear·ing | \ˈchīl(d)-ˌbar-iŋ, -ˌber- \

Medical Definition of childbearing 

: the act of bringing forth children : childbirth

Other Words from childbearing

childbearing adjective

Keep scrolling for more

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

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!