Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bearing children; productive; fruitful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bearing Children; (Fig.) productive; fruitful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bearing children; with child; pregnant.
  • Figuratively, productive; fruitful: as, “the childing autumn,”
  • n. Child-bearing.

Etymologies

child +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As somebody recently said, it would be nice to know what the corresponding duties of "childing" involved.

    Children and Parents

  • The childing of Manhattan is not necessarily a good thing, as it means relatively wealthy people not leaving for the suburbs, freeing up apartments for the out of college crowd.

    Matthew Yglesias » The New New York

  • Self poster-childing "how to cause pain with academic writing."

    In the News

  • Scarcely were these words concluded, but she felt the custome of women to come upon her, with the paines and throwes incident to childing: wherefore, with helpe of the aged Lady, Mother to Signior

    The Decameron

  • Felan™s wife was childing, the news learned only weeks before.

    The Lioness

  • But, said he, or it be long too she will bring forth by God His bounty and have joy of her childing for she hath waited marvellous long.

    Ulysses

  • He went thence and came in veer time unto the land that goeth to Ephrath, in which place Rachel travailed and began for cause of childing to die.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • And the wind increased and grew over hideous, in such wise that this lady, which was great, and nigh the time of her childing, began to wax feeble, and had great anguishes for the great waves and troubling of the sea, and soon after began to travail, and was delivered of a fair son, by occasion of the storm and tempest, and in her childing died.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • And that she that hath kept her virginity in her childing ought to see no corruption.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • And then if she were quit, and had no part of sorrow in childing, then ought she not to have part of diseases, ne of corruption.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

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