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Girth vs. Birth

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  • Girth (noun)

    A band passed under the belly of an animal, which holds a saddle in place.

  • Girth (noun)

    The part of an animal around which the girth fits.

  • Girth (noun)

    One's waistline circumference, most often a large one.

  • Girth (noun)

    A small horizontal brace or girder.

  • Girth (noun)

    The distance measured around an object.

  • Girth (noun)

    The length of the shortest cycle in a graph.

  • Girth (verb)

    To bind as if with a girth or band.

  • Birth (noun)

    The process of childbearing; the beginning of life.

  • Birth (noun)

    An instance of childbirth.

    "Intersex babies account for roughly one per cent of all births."

  • Birth (noun)

    A beginning or start; a point of origin.

    "the birth of an empire"

  • Birth (noun)

    The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.

    "He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him."

  • Birth (noun)

    That which is born.

  • Birth (noun)

    misspelling of berth

  • Birth (adjective)

    A familial relationship established by childbirth.

    "Her birth father left when she was a baby; she was raised by her mother and stepfather."

  • Birth (verb)

    To bear or give birth to (a child).

  • Birth (verb)

    To produce, give rise to.

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  • Girth (noun)

    the measurement around the middle of something, especially a person's waist

    "an ivy-clad tree of immense girth"

    "a pike with a girth of 24 inches"

    "idle men of great girth"

  • Girth (noun)

    a person's waist or stomach, especially when large

    "he tied the knotted towels around his girth"

  • Girth (noun)

    a band attached to a saddle and fastened around a horse's belly to keep the saddle in place.

  • Girth (verb)

    surround; encircle

    "the four seas that girth Britain"

  • Birth (noun)

    the emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being

    "despite a difficult birth he's fit and healthy"

    "he was blind from birth"

  • Birth (noun)

    the beginning or coming into existence of something

    "the birth of Socialist Realism"

  • Birth (noun)

    a person's origin, descent, or ancestry

    "he is of noble birth"

    "the mother is English by birth"

  • Birth (verb)

    give birth to (a baby or other young)

    "she birthed five children within ten years"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Girth (noun)

    A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse.

  • Girth (noun)

    The measure around any object, such as a body at the waist or belly, or a box ; the circumference of anything; as, in order to be acceptable for mailing, the total of height and girth of a package must not exceed 63 inches.

  • Girth (noun)

    A small horizontal brace or girder.

  • Girth

    To bind as with a girth.

  • Birth (noun)

    The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; - generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.

  • Birth (noun)

    Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.

  • Birth (noun)

    The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.

  • Birth (noun)

    The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth.

  • Birth (noun)

    That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.

  • Birth (noun)

    Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.

  • Birth (noun)

    See Berth.

Webster Dictionary
  • Girth (noun)

    the distance around a person's body

  • Girth (noun)

    stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place

  • Girth (verb)

    encircle or bind;

    "Trees girded the green fields"

  • Girth (verb)

    tie a cinch around;

    "cinch horses"

  • Birth (noun)

    the time when something begins (especially life);

    "they divorced after the birth of the child"

    "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

  • Birth (noun)

    the event of being born;

    "they celebrated the birth of their first child"

  • Birth (noun)

    the process of giving birth

  • Birth (noun)

    the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

  • Birth (verb)

    give birth (to a newborn);

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"

Princeton's WordNet

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