Midwifery

  • 1 Midwifery — Mid wife ry (?; 277), n. 1. The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics. [1913 Webster] 2. Assistance at childbirth; help or co[ o]peration in production. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 midwifery — late 15c.; a hybrid from MIDWIFE (Cf. midwife) + ERY (Cf. ery) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 midwifery — The dominant pronunciation in BrE is mid wif ri (three syllables) or mid wif ǝ ri (four syllables), although mid wiyf ǝ ri (with the second syllable as in wife) is also heard in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 midwifery — [mid΄wif′rē, mid΄wīf′rē; mid΄wif′ər ē] n. the work of a midwife; esp., the body of knowledge, skills, and practices of a modern midwife …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Midwifery — Midwives redirects here. For the novel by Chris Bohjalian, see Midwives (novel). A midwife measures the height of the mother s fundus at about 26 weeks to determine the probable gestational age of the fetus. Midwifery is a health care profession… …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 midwifery — /mid wif euh ree, wif ree, mid wuy feuh ree, wuyf ree/, n. the technique or practice of a midwife. [1475 85; see MIDWIFE, ERY] * * * Art of attending women in childbirth. It is known to date to ancient biblical, Greek, and Roman times. It… …

    Universalium

  • 7 midwifery — Independent care of essentially normal, healthy women and infants by a midwife, antepartally, intrapartally, postpartally, and/or obstetrically in a hospital, birth center, or home setting, and including normal delivery of the infant, with …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 midwifery — [[t]mɪ̱dwɪ̱fəri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Midwifery is the work of delivering babies and advising pregnant women …

    English dictionary

  • 9 midwifery — midwife ► NOUN ▪ a nurse who is trained to assist women in childbirth. DERIVATIVES midwifery noun. ORIGIN probably from obsolete mid «with» + WIFE(Cf. ↑wifely) (in the sense «woman») …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 midwifery — noun Date: 15th century 1. the art or act of assisting at childbirth; also obstetrics 2. the art, act, or process of producing, bringing forth, or bringing about …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 midwifery — noun the practice and science of being a midwife …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 midwifery — mid|wif|e|ry [ˈmıdˌwıfəri US ˌwaıfəri] n [U] the skill or work of a midwife …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 midwifery — mid|wife|ry [ mıd,waıfəri ] noun uncount the job that a midwife does …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 midwifery — mid·wife·ry || mɪdwaɪfÉ™rɪ / wɪfÉ™rɪ n. assistance in the birth of babies …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 midwifery — n. Obstetrics …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 midwifery — noun (U) the skill or work of a midwife …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 midwifery — n obstetrics, tocology; delivery, parturition …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 midwifery — mid·wife·ry …

    English syllables

  • 19 midwifery — n. the profession of providing assistance and medical care to women undergoing labour and childbirth. See also: community midwife, obstetrics Derivatives: midwife n …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 20 midwifery — UK [ˌmɪdˈwɪfərɪ] / US [ˈmɪdˌwaɪfərɪ] noun [uncountable] the job that a midwife does …

    English dictionary