Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Bearing Children; (Fig.) productive; fruitful.

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  • adjective Bearing children; productive; fruitful.

Etymologies

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child +‎ -ing

Examples

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

    Children and Parents - House of Lords debate

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

    Children and Parents

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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