give birth to (someone or something)

(redirected from give birth to one)

give birth to (someone or something)

1. To birth a baby. Angela gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last night.
2. To bring something into existence. The technological advances gave birth to the Industrial Revolution.
See also: birth, give

give birth to someone or something

 
1. Lit. to have a child; [for an animal] to bring forth young. She gave birth to a baby girl. The cat gave birth to a large number of adorable kittens.
2. Fig. to bring forth a new idea, an invention, a nation, etc. The company gave birth to a new technology. The basic idea of participatory democracy gave birth to a new nation.
See also: birth, give

give birth to

1. Bear a child, as in She gave birth to her first child exactly at midnight. [Early 1800s]
2. Also, give rise to. Be the cause or origin of. For example, His hobby gave birth to a very successful business, or The economic situation gave rise to widespread dissatisfaction. The first term dates from the early 1700s, the second from the late 1700s.
See also: birth, give

give ˈbirth (to somebody/something)

produce a baby or young animal: She died shortly after giving birth.Mary gave birth to a healthy baby girl. ♢ (figurative) It was the study of history that gave birth to the social sciences.
See also: birth, give

give birth to

1. To bear as offspring.
2. To be the origin of: a hobby that gave birth to a successful business.
See also: birth, give
References in periodicals archive ?
"Gemma will give birth to one baby in the back of an ambulance, whilst the other three babies will safely be delivered at hospital."
He alleged that Rahul Gandhi has also "insulted women" by saying that "women in Uttar Pradesh can give birth to one child in a week."
"You will soon give birth to one of the most anticipated babies in the world and like your princess predecessors, you'll be expected to parade outside of the hospital in front of throngs of photographers to show off your new bundle of joy shortly after giving birth.
Gorillas usually give birth to one infant at a time following a gestation period of about 8.5 months, and infants are usually weaned at about 3 years old, Riverbanks said.
Mothers give birth to one pup at a time and all sea lion babies are born in either late May or June.
"I've been practicing for 25 years and have never seen a mother give birth to one, two, then three babies in consecutive natural births.
Speaking at the launch of a fundraiser, Abu Jaoudeh said that due to the harsh living conditions and in a bid to enhance the quality of life for their families, "the majority of [Maronite] couples [nowadays] give birth to one, two or at most three children."
Some 87% of women whose embryos were checked for genetic defects went on to have a healthy baby, or were about to give birth to one.
She said: "Giant continentals normally only give birth to one or two babies because of their size.
"Camels give birth to one newborn every two years but with the embryo implantation, one camel can give birth to up to six newborns a year.
Karen was expecting to give birth to one of the identical twins yesterday.
The squirrels normally give birth to one litter of babies in the spring.
They can get pregnant once a year and usually give birth to one or two cubs at a time.
Healthy ewes are first mated in their first or second years and normally give birth to one lamb a year.