ETYM Old Eng. burth, birth, AS. beordt, gebyrd, from beran to bear, bring forth; akin to Dutch geboorte, Old High Germ. burt, giburt, German geburt, Icel. burthr, Skr. bhrti bearing, supporting; cf. Irish and Gael. beirthe born, brought forth. Related to Bear, Berth.
1. The event of being born; SYN. nativity, nascency, nascence.
2. The time when something begins (especially life); or.
Act of producing live young from within the body of female animals. Both viviparous and ovoviviparous animals give birth to young. In viviparous animals, embryos obtain nourishment from the mother via a placenta or other means.
In ovoviviparous animals, fertilized eggs develop and hatch in the oviduct of the mother and gain little or no nourishment from maternal tissues. See also pregnancy.
In biology, the crossing and selection of animals and plants to change the characteristics of an existing breed or cultivar (variety), or to produce a new one.
Cattle may be bred for increased meat or milk yield, sheep for thicker or finer wool, and horses for speed or stamina. Plants, such as wheat or corn, may be bred for disease resistance, heavier and more rapid cropping, and hardiness to adverse weather.
1. Raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; SYN. bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, nurturing, raising, rearing, upbringing.
2. General education, usually associate with high culture.
3. The production of livestock for human consumption.
4. The production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization.
Sinonimi: bringing | obstetrical delivery | livery | legal transfer
1. The act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); SYN. bringing.
2. The act of giving birth to a child; SYN. obstetrical delivery.
3. The voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another; SYN. livery, legal transfer.
1. Zoology, abdomen, belly; Law, womb, whence wife or mother.
2. A wife or mother that is a source of offspring