Birthing Birth"ing, n. 1. (Naut.) Anything added to raise the sides of a ship. --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

2. the act or process of giving birth. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • birthing — [bʉrth′iŋ] adj. of or having to do with birth [a birthing room] n. the act of giving birth …   English World dictionary

  • birthing — [[t]bɜ͟ː(r)θɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Birthing means relating to or used during the process of giving birth. Some hospitals provide special birthing stools …   English dictionary

  • birthing — /ˈbɜθɪŋ/ (say berthing) noun 1. the process of giving birth. –adjective 2. of or relating to this process: a birthing chair; a birthing pool …   Australian English dictionary

  • birthing — noun Birthing is used before these nouns: ↑pool …   Collocations dictionary

  • birthing — birth|ing [ˈbə:θıŋ US ˈbə:rθ ] n [U] the process of giving birth to a baby ▪ a birthing class …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • birthing — birth|ing [ bɜrθıŋ ] adjective only before noun relating to or used in the process of giving birth: a birthing pool/chair/room …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • birthing — UK [ˈbɜː(r)θɪŋ] / US [ˈbɜrθɪŋ] adjective [only before noun] relating to or used in the process of giving birth a birthing pool/chair/room …   English dictionary

  • birthing — birth ► NOUN 1) the emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being. 2) the beginning of something. 3) origin or ancestry: he is of noble birth. DERIVATIVES birthing noun. ● give… …   English terms dictionary

  • birthing — /berr thing/, n. an act or instance of giving birth, esp. by natural childbirth. [1925 30; BIRTH + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • birthing — 1. adjective Of or relating to birth. 2. noun The act of giving birth …   Wiktionary

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