KJV Dictionary Definition: birth


BIRTH, n. berth. L. partus, the participle of pario, to bear.

1. The act of coming into life, or of being born. Except in poetry, it is generally applied to human beings; as the birth of a son.

2. Lineage; extraction; descent; as, Grecian birth.

It is used of high or low extraction; but is often used by way of distinction for a descent from noble or honorable parents and ancestors; as a man of birth.

3. The condition in which a person is born.

A foe by birth to Troy.

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. In a theological sense, regeneration is called the new birth.

7. Origin; beginning; as the birth of an empire.


BIRTH'ING, n. Any thing added to raise the sides of a ship.