maternity ward
maternity ward ma*ter"ni*ty ward`, n. The section of a hospital devoted to assisting women during childbirth and caring for them and their newborn infants until they are released to go home. [PJC]

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  • maternity ward — noun a hospital ward that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants • Hypernyms: ↑ward, ↑hospital ward * * * maternity ward UK US noun [countable] [singular maternity ward …   Useful english dictionary

  • maternity ward — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms maternity ward : singular maternity ward plural maternity wards the part of a hospital where pregnant women or women who have just given birth to babies are looked after …   English dictionary

  • maternity ward — birthing ward, hospital ward for women who are currently delivering babies or have recently given birth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maternity ward — noun A hospital ward that provides assistance during childbirth …   Wiktionary

  • maternity ward — ma ternity ,ward noun count the part of a hospital where pregnant women or women who have just had babies are cared for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • maternity ward — /məˈtɜnəti wɔd/ (say muh ternuhtee wawd) noun a hospital ward which provides care for women during and after childbirth, or during pregnancy, and also provides care for their newborn babies …   Australian English dictionary

  • maternity ward — noun (C) a department in a hospital where women who are having babies are cared for …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • maternity — [mə tʉr′nə tē] n. pl. maternities [Fr maternité < ML maternitas < L maternus, MATERNAL] 1. the state of being a mother; motherhood 2. the character or qualities of a mother; motherliness 3. a maternity ward in a hospital adj. 1. for a woman …   English World dictionary

  • Maternity — Ma*ter ni*ty, n. [F. maternit[ e], LL. maternitas.] 1. The state of being a mother; motherhood. [1913 Webster] 2. The character of a mother; maternal quality; motherliness. [1913 Webster] 3. The maternity ward; the maternity department of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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