give birth definition, meaning - what is give birth in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “give birth”

See all translations

give birth

B2 When a woman or female animal gives birth, she produces a baby or young animal from her body: She gave birth to twins. Our cat gave birth last night.figurative This extraordinary experience gave birth to (= gave him the idea for) his latest novel.
Translations of “give birth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 分娩, 生孩子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分娩, 产仔…
(Definition of give birth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More