Birth vs Bunk - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between birth and bunk

is that birth is (uncountable) the process of childbearing; the beginning of life while bunk is one of a series of berths or bed placed in tiers or bunk can be (slang) bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.

As verbs the difference between birth and bunk

is that birth is (dated|or|regional) to bear or give birth to (a child) while bunk is to occupy a bunk or bunk can be (british) to fail to attend school or work without permission; to play truant (usually as in 'to bunk off').

As an adjective birth

is a familial relationship established by childbirth.

birth

English

Noun

  • (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

    References

    Adjective

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

    Synonyms

    * biological, blood, consanguineous

    Verb

    (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 ----

    bunk

    English

    (wikipedia bunk)

    Etymology 1

    Sense of sleeping berth possibly from Scottish English , origin is uncertain but possibly Scandinavian. Confer Old Swedish . See also boarding, flooring and confer bunch.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of a series of berths or bed placed in tiers.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=6 citation , passage=The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks ?; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]}}
  • (nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  • (military) A cot.
  • (US) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
  • (US, dialect) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
  • Derived terms
    * bunk bed, bunkbed * bunkmate

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To occupy a bunk.
  • To provide a bunk.
  • Etymology 2

    Shortened from bunkum, a variant of buncombe, from . See (m) for more.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (slang) Bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * debunk

    Etymology 3

    19th century, of uncertain origin; perhaps from previous "" meaning, with connotations of a hurried departure, as if on a ship.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (British) To fail to attend school or work without permission; to play truant (usually as in 'to bunk off').
  • (obsolete) To expel from a school.
  • References

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