New birth
Birth Birth (b[~e]rth), n. [OE. burth, birth, AS. beor[eth], gebyrd, fr. beran to bear, bring forth; akin to D. geboorte, OHG. burt, giburt, G. geburt, Icel. bur[eth]r, Skr. bhrti bearing, supporting; cf. Ir. & Gael. beirthe born, brought forth. [root]92. See 1st {Bear}, and cf. {Berth}.] 1. The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; -- generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son. [1913 Webster]

2. Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction. [1913 Webster]

Elected without reference to birth, but solely for qualifications. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

3. The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency. [1913 Webster]

A foe by birth to Troy's unhappy name. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth. ``At her next birth.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable. [1913 Webster]

Poets are far rarer births than kings. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Others hatch their eggs and tend the birth till it is able to shift for itself. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

6. Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire. [1913 Webster]

{New birth} (Theol.), regeneration, or the commencement of a religious life. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Parentage; extraction; lineage; race; family. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • New Birth —    The name which the New Testament Scriptures, and the Church for nearly two thousand years have given to Holy Baptism, which is the Laver of Regeneration, the new and spiritual Birth.    See Baptism, Holy; also Regeneration …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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