Webster 1913 Edition
The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; – generally applied to human beings;
birthof a son
Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.
Elected without reference to
birth, but solely for qualifications.
The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.
A foe by
birthto Troy’s unhappy name.
The act of bringing forth;“At her next birth.”
as, she had two children at a.
That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.
Poets are far rarer
Others hatch their eggs and tend the
birthtill it is able to shift for itself.
birthof an empire
regeneration, or the commencement of a religious life.
Syn. – Parentage; extraction; lineage; race; family.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.