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We are happy to announce the birth of our son Andrew.
John wanted to be present at the birth.
James has been blind from birth.
children who have medical complications at birth
Place of birth: Oxford
a woman of noble birth
Why should an accident of birth (=being born rich, poor etc) determine what opportunities you have?
She’s a French national by birth.
the birth of a new era in British politics
This is the British English definition of birth. View American English definition of birth.