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(n.) That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.


(n.) The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.


(n.) Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.


(n.) See Berth.


(n.) The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth.


(n.) Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.


(n.) The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; - generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Birth'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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