birth · noun /bɜːθ/Full view
birth (BABY)
B1 C or U the time when a baby is born
Dictionary examples:

He weighed four kilos at birth.

What's your date of birth?

The application form will ask for your place of birth.

Learner example:

It begins with the birth of his sister Margana and ends with his death. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Italian)

give birth
B2 When a woman or an animal gives birth, she produces a baby from her body.
Dictionary example:

She gave birth to twins.

Learner example:

The most important person in my life is the person who gave birth to me, my mother. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)

American/Italian, etc. by birth
B2 born in a particular place or having parents with a particular nationality
Dictionary example:

I grew up in Paris, but I'm Italian by birth.

Learner example:

I am an eighteen year old college student and I am Portuguese by birth. (First Certificate in English; B2; Portuguese)

C1 U the beginning of something
Dictionary example:

the birth of modern science

Learner example:

Pericles was the man who achieved the birth of democracy. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Greek)

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