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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 birth /ˈbɝθ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 birth /ˈbɝθ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Berth n.  [Also written birth.]
 1. Naut. (a) Convenient sea room. (b) A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside. (c) The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf.
 2. An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment. “He has a good berth.”
 3. A place in a ship to sleep in; a long box or shelf on the side of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railway car, for sleeping in.
 Berth deck, the deck next below the lower gun deck. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
 To give (the land or any object) a wide berth, to keep at a distance from it.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Birth n.
 1. The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; -- generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.
 2. Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.
    Elected without reference to birth, but solely for qualifications.   --Prescott.
 3. The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.
    A foe by birth to Troy's unhappy name.   --Dryden.
 4. The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth. “At her next birth.”
 5. That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.
    Poets are far rarer births than kings.   --B. Jonson.
    Others hatch their eggs and tend the birth till it is able to shift for itself.   --Addison.
 6. Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.
 New birth Theol., regeneration, or the commencement of a religious life.
 Syn: -- Parentage; extraction; lineage; race; family.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Birth, n. See Berth. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the time when something begins (especially life); "they
           divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election
           signaled the birth of a new age" [ant: death]
      2: the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their
         first child" [syn: nativity, nascency, nascence]
         [ant: death]
      3: the process of giving birth [syn: parturition, giving
         birth, birthing]
      4: the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents [syn: parentage]
      v : give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
          [syn: give birth, deliver, bear, have]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    As soon as a child was born it was washed, and rubbed with salt
    (Ezek. 16:4), and then swathed with bandages (Job 38:9; Luke
    2:7, 12). A Hebrew mother remained forty days in seclusion after
    the birth of a son, and after the birth of a daughter double
    that number of days. At the close of that period she entered
    into the tabernacle or temple and offered up a sacrifice of
    purification (Lev. 12:1-8; Luke 2:22). A son was circumcised on
    the eighth day after his birth, being thereby consecrated to God
    (Gen. 17:10-12; comp. Rom. 4:11). Seasons of misfortune are
    likened to the pains of a woman in travail, and seasons of
    prosperity to the joy that succeeds child-birth (Isa. 13:8; Jer.
    4:31; John 16:21, 22). The natural birth is referred to as the
    emblem of the new birth (John 3:3-8; Gal. 6:15; Titus 3:5,