Definition of birth :
1. Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.
2. Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.
3. See Berth.
4. That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.
5. The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth.
6. The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; - generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.
7. The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.
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begin (part of speech: verb)
beginning (part of speech: noun)
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- And his mother, haughtily severe though she was, seemed to excuse this, as if in her opinion a man of his birth was bound by way of protest to keep apart from official life under a Republic. - "Paris From the "Three Cities"", Emile Zola.
- All her land, and all her birth- and who be you, I'd like to know? - "Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor", R. D. Blackmore.
- What have we to say about His birth? - "The Master's Indwelling", Andrew Murray.