noun (plural lyings-in or lying-ins) Date: 15th century the state attending and consequent to childbirth ; confinement

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  • Lying-in — is an old childbirth practice involving a woman resting in bed for a period of time before giving birth. Though the term is now usually defined as the condition of a woman in the process of giving birth, it previously referred to a period of bed… …   Wikipedia

  • Lying in — may refer to:*Lying in, an old childbirth practice *Lying in repose, the process of displaying a deceased person *Lying in state, the process of displaying a coffin …   Wikipedia

  • Lying-in — Ly ing in , n. 1. The state attending, and consequent to, childbirth; confinement; as, a lying in hospital. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of bearing a child. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lying-in — /luy ing in /, n., pl. lyings in, lying ins, adj. n. 1. the state of being in childbed; confinement. adj. 2. pertaining to or providing facilities for childbirth: a lying in hospital. [1400 50; late ME lyynge in. See LIE2, ING1, IN] * * * …   Universalium

  • lying-in — 1. noun The final stages of pregnancy; accouchement. from our first knowing each other, which was soon after my lying in, we were almost inseparable companions [...] 2. adjective of, or relating to childbirth …   Wiktionary

  • Lying in state — is a term used to describe the tradition in which a coffin is placed on view to allow the public at large to pay their respects to the deceased. It traditionally takes place in the principal government building of a country or city. While the… …   Wikipedia

  • Lying in repose — is a term used to describe when a deceased person, often of some stature, is available for public viewing. Lying in repose is different from the formal honor of lying in state , which is generally held at the principal government building of the… …   Wikipedia

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  • General Lying-In Hospital — Infobox Hospital Name = General Lying In Hospital Org/Group = Caption = map type = latitude = longitude = Location = Lambeth Region = London State = England Country = UK Coordinates = HealthCare = NHS Type = Maternity Speciality = Standards =… …   Wikipedia

  • Providence Lying-In Hospital — Infobox nrhp | name =Providence Lying In Hospital nrhp type = caption = location= Providence, Rhode Island lat degrees = 41 lat minutes = 50 lat seconds = 8 lat direction = N long degrees = 71 long minutes = 25 long seconds = 47 long direction =… …   Wikipedia

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