Commentary: BIRTH[+event] The starting point of life, either human or animal. Includes both the event of being born and the act of bearing a child.
What's your date of birth?
I handed him my birth certificate.
She gave birth to a child.
Pregnant women are advised to find a birth coach.
They got divorced after the birth of their first child.
From the moment of birth, John knew he was destined to be President.
Mammals usually don't lay eggs, but instead reproduce with live births.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2 3
Commentary: BIRTH[+event] A metaphoric kind of birth. Refers to the starting point of anything that is not alive.
It's the birth of a new era!
I'm not a big fan of the movie "Birth of a Nation".
A Charter of Establishment signalled the birth of our organization.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: The parentage, ancestry, or genetic background of a person.
He looks like a peasant, but he comes from noble birth.
She has a good birth and a lot of money.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)