from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A confinement during childbirth; a lying-in.
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- n. Delivery in childbed; parturition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Delivery in childbed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Delivery in childbed; parturition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
French, from accoucher, to assist in childbirth, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + coucher, to lay down; see couch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)