birth pangs


birth pangs
labor pains, contractions, regular pains experienced by a woman during childbirth

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • birth pangs — n. to endure, suffer birth pangs * * * [ bɜːθpæŋz] suffer birth pangs to endure …   Combinatory dictionary

  • birth pangs — noun a regularly recurrent spasm of pain that is characteristic of childbirth • Syn: ↑labor pains, ↑labour pains • Hypernyms: ↑pang * * * 1. pains associated with the process of childbirth. 2. Informal. the hardships and difficulties accompanying …   Useful english dictionary

  • birth pangs — 1. pains associated with the process of childbirth. 2. Informal. the hardships and difficulties accompanying a major innovation, change, or new venture. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • birth pangs — noun The difficulty associated with a new project …   Wiktionary

  • Birth — is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/birth] . The offspring is brought forth from the mother. Different forms of birth are oviparity, vivipary or ovovivipary.Two words used to… …   Wikipedia

  • pangs — n. 1) birth pangs 2) pangs of conscience; hunger (she felt pangs of conscience) * * * hunger (she felt pangs of conscience) birthpangs pangs of conscience …   Combinatory dictionary

  • birth pang — noun 1. : one of the regularly recurrent pains that are characteristic of childbirth usually used in plural 2. birth pangs plural : disorder and distress incident to a major organizational or social change the birth pangs of civilization * * * n …   Useful english dictionary

  • birth — 1. noun /bɜː(ɹ)θ/ a) The process of childbearing. He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him. b) An instance of childbirth. See Also: accident of birth, bear, birth control …   Wiktionary

  • BIRTH — The injunction to be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28) is regarded as the first commandment of the Bible. As a consequence of the disobedience of Eve in the Garden of Eden,   the pangs of childbirth were foretold (Gen. 3:16). References to pangs… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • birthpang — birth pang n. 1. One of the repetitive pains occurring in childbirth. Often used in the plural. 2. birth pangs Difficulty or turmoil associated with a development or transition: the birth pangs of an emergent democracy. * * * …   Universalium


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