Noble birth

  • 1 noble birth — /noʊbəl ˈbɜθ/ (say nohbuhl berth) noun birth into the aristocracy …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 2 of noble birth — child born to aristocratic parents …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 3 birth — W2S2 [bə:θ US bə:rθ] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: byrth] 1.) give birth (to sb) if a woman gives birth, she produces a baby from her body ▪ Patsy was celebrating last night after giving birth to twins. 2.) [U and C] the time when a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 birth — [ bɜrθ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the occasion of a baby being born: We are happy to announce the birth of our son Andrew. John wanted to be present at the birth. from/since birth: James has been blind from birth. at birth (=at the time… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 birth — ► NOUN 1) the emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being. 2) the beginning of something. 3) origin or ancestry: he is of noble birth. DERIVATIVES birthing noun. ● give birth Cf …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 noble — I UK [ˈnəʊb(ə)l] / US [ˈnoʊb(ə)l] adjective Word forms noble : adjective noble comparative nobler superlative noblest ** 1) a) behaving in an honest and brave way that other people admire a noble and courageous leader b) informal a noble action… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 noble — /ˈnoʊbəl / (say nohbuhl) adjective (nobler, noblest) 1. distinguished by birth, rank, or title. 2. of or relating to persons so distinguished: noble birth. 3. belonging to or constituting a class (the nobility) possessing a hereditary social or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 noble — no|ble1 [ noubl ] adjective * 1. ) behaving in an honest and brave way that other people admire: a noble and courageous leader a ) INFORMAL a noble action is one that you do to help other people, rather than for yourself. This word often shows… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 birth — n. 1) to give birth (she gave birth to twins) 2) a breech; multiple; normal; premature birth 3) at birth (she weighed seven pounds at birth) 4) by birth (he s Spanish by birth) 5) of birth (of noble birth) * * * [bɜːθ] multiple normal premature… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 birth — n. & v. n. 1 the emergence of a (usu. fully developed) infant or other young from the body of its mother. 2 rhet. the beginning or coming into existence of something (the birth of civilization; the birth of socialism). 3 a origin, descent,… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 noble — [[t]no͟ʊb(ə)l[/t]] nobles, nobler, noblest 1) ADJ GRADED (approval) If you say that someone is a noble person, you admire and respect them because they are unselfish and morally good. He was an upright and noble man who was always willing to help …

    English dictionary

  • 13 noble — nobleness, n. /noh beuhl/, adj., nobler, noblest, n. adj. 1. distinguished by rank or title. 2. pertaining to persons so distinguished. 3. of, belonging to, or constituting a hereditary class that has special social or political status in a… …

    Universalium

  • 14 noble — 1 adjective 1 someone who is noble behaves in a morally good or generous way that should be admired: It s very noble of you to spend all your weekends helping the old folk. | noble ideals 2 something that is noble is very impressive and beautiful …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 birth — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ live ▪ Better living conditions mean more live births and fewer stillbirths. ▪ normal ▪ difficult ▪ breech ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 birth */*/*/ — UK [bɜː(r)θ] / US [bɜrθ] noun Word forms birth : singular birth plural births 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the occasion of a baby being born We are happy to announce the birth of our son Andrew. John wanted to be present at the birth. from/since …

    English dictionary

  • 17 birth — noun 1 give birth (to) if a woman gives birth, she produces a baby from her body: She gave birth to a fine healthy girl. 2 (C, U) the time when a baby comes out of its mother s body: Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! | Were you… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 noble — no•ble [[t]ˈnoʊ bəl[/t]] adj. bler, blest, n. 1) distinguished by rank or title 2) pertaining to persons so distinguished 3) of, belonging to, or constituting a hereditary class that has special social or political status in a country or state;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 Noble Virgins of Jesus — St. Aloysius Gonzaga intercedes for his nieces to the Virgin Mary …

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  • 20 birth — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse byrth; akin to Old English beran Date: 13th century 1. a. the emergence of a new individual from the body of its parent b. the act or process of bringing forth young from… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary