birth noun

ADJ. live Better living conditions mean more live births and fewer stillbirths. | normal | breech, Caesarean, premature | multiple | legitimate | illegitimate | home

VERB + BIRTH give She gave birth to a baby boy. | register

BIRTH + NOUN certificate | rate | weight

PREP. at ~ The baby weighed 7 pounds at birth. | at/during a/the ~ The child's father was present at the birth. | by ~ He was American by birth, but lived in France.

PHRASES births, marriages and deaths a registry of births, marriages and deaths | your date/place of birth, of low/noble birth (= born to a poor/aristocratic family), the moment of birth