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birth

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of birth

  1. being such by blood and not by adoption or marriage argued that the birth mother had not been informed of all of her options at the time of the adoption Synonyms of birth biological (also biologic), natural, consanguineousWords Related to birth legitimateNear Antonyms of birth illegitimateAntonyms of birth adopted, adoptive, nonbiological


birth

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of birth

  1. 1 the act or instance of being born almost from birth, he showed all the marks of future greatness Synonyms of birth geniture, nativity Words Related to birth creation, genesis, nascency, origination, rise; accouchement, bearing, childbearing, labor, parturition; begetting, breeding, fathering, generation, mothering, parenting, reproduction, siring, spawning; fatherhood, maternity, motherhood, parenthood, paternity Near Antonyms of birth abortion, miscarriage; stillbirth

  2. 2 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended a man of noble birth Synonyms of birth ancestry, blood, bloodline, breeding, descent, extraction, family tree, genealogy, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock, strainWords Related to birth heredity, succession; family, house; kin, kindred, relations, relatives; raceNear Antonyms of birth offspring; child, heir, inheritor, son, successorAntonyms of birth issue, posterity, progeny, seed

  3. 3 the point at which something begins that 12-second flight by Orville Wright marked the birth of aviation Synonyms of birth alpha, baseline, beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, thresholdWords Related to birth drawing board, first base, ground zero, square one; creation, founding, inauguration, initiation, institution, origination; cradle, fountain, fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedbed, source, spring, well, wellspring; dawning, opening; advent, appearance, arrival, debut (also début), emergence; childhood, infancy, youthNear Antonyms of birth cessation, closing, closure, completion, finale, finish, period, stop, termination, windupAntonyms of birth close, conclusion, end, ending, omega


birth

verb, chiefly dialect

Synonyms and Antonyms of birth

  1. to bring forth from the womb back in those days a woman her age would have birthed several children Synonyms of birth bear [chiefly dialect], deliver, drop, have, mother, produceWords Related to birth labor; breed, multiply, propagate, reproduce, spawn; beget, father, generate, get, sire; calve, kid, kindle, kitten, litter, pup, whelpNear Antonyms of birth abort, lose, miscarry



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