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 Dictionary entry overview: What does give birth mean? 

  The verb GIVE BIRTH has 2 senses:

1. cause_to_be_born
2. create or produce an idea

  Familiarity information: GIVE BIRTH used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1give birth [BACK TO TOP]



Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


birth; give birth; bear; deliver; have

Context example:

My wife had twins yesterday!

Hypernyms (to "give birth" is one way to...):

bring forth; produce (bring forth or yield)

"Give birth" entails doing...:

conceive (become pregnant; undergo conception)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "give birth"):

twin (give birth to twins)

drop (give birth; used for animals)

foal (give birth to a foal)

kitten (have kittens)

lamb (give birth to a lamb)

litter (give birth to a litter of animals)

bear; carry; expect; gestate; have a bun in the oven (be pregnant with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody

Sense 2give birth [BACK TO TOP]


Create or produce an idea

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

Marx and Engels gave birth to communism

Hypernyms (to "give birth" is one way to...):

create by mental act; create mentally (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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