Birth vs Prenatally - What's the difference?

birth | prenatally |

As a noun birth

is (uncountable) the process of childbearing; the beginning of life.

As an adjective birth

is a familial relationship established by childbirth.

As a verb birth

is (dated|or|regional) to bear or give birth to (a child).

As an adverb prenatally is

before birth.




  • (uncountable) The process of childbearing; the beginning of life.
  • (countable) An instance of childbirth.
  • Intersex babies account for roughly one per cent of all births .
  • (countable) A beginning or start; a point of origin.
  • the birth of an empire
  • (uncountable) The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.
  • He was of noble birth , but fortune had not favored him.
  • * Prescott
  • elected without reference to birth , but solely for qualifications
  • That which is born.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • Poets are far rarer births than kings.
  • * Addison
  • Others hatch their eggs and tend the birth till it is able to shift for itself.
  • Antonyms

    * (beginning of life) death



  • A familial relationship established by childbirth.
  • Her birth father left when she was a baby; she was raised by her mother and stepfather.


    * biological, blood, consanguineous


    (en verb)
  • (dated, or, regional) To bear or give birth to (a child).
  • * 1939 ,
  • "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies!"
  • (figuratively) To produce, give rise to.
  • * 2006 , R. Bruce Hull, Infinite Nature , University of Chicago Press, ISBN 9780226359441, page 156:
  • Biological evolution created a human mind that enabled cultural evolution, which now outpaces and outclasses the force that birthed it.

    Usage notes

    * The term is much more common, especially in literal use.

    Derived terms

    * accident of birth * birth control * birthdate * birthday * birthing * birth mother * birth pangs * birth parent * birth pill * birthplace * birthrate * birthright * birthstone * birth tourism * breech birth * give birth * noble birth * virgin birth 1000 English basic words ----




  • Before birth.
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