from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See uterus.
- n. A place where something is generated.
- n. An encompassing, protective hollow or space.
- n. Obsolete The belly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To enclose in a womb, or as if in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The belly; the abdomen.
- n. The uterus. See Uterus.
- n. The place where anything is generated or produced.
- n. Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.
- transitive v. To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To inclose; contain; breed in secret.
- n. The belly; the stomach.
- n. The uterus; the hollow dilated musculo-membranous part of the female passages, between the vagina and the Fallopian tubes, in which the ovum is received, detained, and nourished during gestation, or the period intervening between fecundation and parturition: applied chielly to this organ of the human female and some of the higher or better-known mammalian quadrupeds, the corresponding part of the passages of other animals being commonly called by the technical name uterus. See uterus (with cut), and cut under peritoneum.
- n. The place where anything is produced.
- n. Any large or deep cavity that receives or contains anything.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
The Dawg thinks that anyone who takes pride in where he or she was spit out of the womb is an imbicile.
The words mean the same, but womb is Anglo-Saxon and _uterus_ is Latin, and as Latin is the language of science, we will use that word.
The NIV uses the word "womb" -- a word often associated with the unborn child -- only 57 times, compared with 70 times by the
After all, the womb is the only world they have ever known.
The first organ that develops in the womb is the heart.
The womb is a place where we have no fear of being alone, we do not suffer the hints of morality, and we do not have to worry about Republicans or Democrats.
In spite of a few stumbles along the way, H.I. really does love his wife Edwina (Holly Hunter) even when they learn that, as H.I. states, "her womb was a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase."
It is also provided that the surrogate mother may receive monetary compensation (rent of the womb in other words) but shall relinquish all parental rights once the child is handed over to the commissioning parents.
The second version of this argument claims that neither the human embryo in a dish nor the fetus in a womb is a bearer of moral rights until birth or perhaps viability.
The term derives from Psalm 127: Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.