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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But there was no stopping water breaking from a breaking womb and there was no stopping now.
▪ Elevated progesterone levels mimic pregnancy and this delays ovulation, prevents fertilisation or stops implantation of the embryo in the womb.
▪ For thirty years feminists have struggled to develop a positive imagery of the womb and ovaries.
▪ Her appendix, womb and a kidney were removed along with in-growing toenails and haemorrhoids.
▪ It can be inserted into a woman's womb quite easily by a doctor, in order to prevent pregnancy.
▪ It is everything that is sweet and tender, nourishing and safe, like a womb.
▪ Once it used to be just child psychology but we now know that we develop all the time from womb to tomb.
▪ They even have photos of the child in the womb.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Womb \Womb\ (w[=oo]m), n. [OE. wombe, wambe, AS. wamb, womb; akin to D. wam belly, OS. & OHG. wamba, G. wamme, wampe, Icel. v["o]mb, Sw. v[*a]mb, Dan. vom, Goth. wamba.]

  1. The belly; the abdomen. [Obs.]

    And he coveted to fill his woman of the cods that the hogs eat, and no man gave him.
    --Wyclif (Luke xv. 16).

    An I had but a belly of any indifferency, I were simply the most active fellow in Europe. My womb, my womb, my womb undoes me.

  2. (Anat.) The uterus. See Uterus.

  3. The place where anything is generated or produced.

    The womb of earth the genial seed receives.

  4. Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.

    The center spike of gold Which burns deep in the bluebell's womb.
    --R. Browning.


Womb \Womb\, v. t. To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English wamb, womb "belly, bowels, heart, uterus," from Proto-Germanic *wambo (cognates: Old Norse vomb, Old Frisian wambe, Middle Dutch wamme, Dutch wam, Old High German wamba, German Wamme "belly, paunch," Gothic wamba "belly, womb," Old English umbor "child"), of unknown origin.


n. 1 (context anatomy English) In female mammals, the organ in which the young are conceived and grow until birth; the uterus. (from 8thc.) 2 (context obsolete English) The abdomen or stomach. (8th-17thc.) 3 (context obsolete English) The stomach of a person or creature. (8th-18thc.) 4 (context figuratively English) A place where something is made or formed. (from 15thc.) 5 Any cavity containing and enveloping anything. vb. (context obsolete English) To enclose in a womb, or as if in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.


n. a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus [syn: uterus]

Womb (nightclub)

Womb is a notable nightclub in Tokyo, Japan that is featured in the film Babel. The club celebrated its 10th anniversary in April 2010.

Womb (film)

Womb (retitled Clone for its UK DVD release) is a 2010 film written and directed by Benedek Fliegauf and starring Eva Green and Matt Smith.

Womb (disambiguation)

The womb is a major female hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ of most mammals.

Womb may also refer to:

  • Womb (nightclub), in Tokyo, Japan
  • Womb (film)
  • Womb (The), in Hillsdale, Michigan

Usage examples of "womb".

His shaft filled her, until she was abrim with him, so deep he touched her very womb.

It was found that the womb had been ruptured and the child killed, for in several days it was delivered in a putrid mass, partly through the natural passage and partly through an abscess opening in the abdominal wall.

Even more horrifically, the eight-and-a-half-month-old baby in her womb was to be abused with her.

Now, in the case of a debilitated female patient, a physician naturally thinks first of chlorosis or the fluor albus or some other such adust ion of the womb.

Such was the way of the Mother, Aganippe thought, sending us forth from the womb, then gathering us back to her when we are done.

The agonizing pain would soon be ripping through her womb as her body fought to conceive.

South were palaces, museums, thought-cathedrals, living-pools and amnesia wombs.

The old theory was that oxytocin caused the uterus to contract so violently that the amniotic fluid was forced out of the water bag and into the veins of the womb.

While still in their amniotic vats, the embryos hung in mechanical wombs, exposed to increasing doses of Veritas so that their immune systems became accustomed to the drug and did not purge it completely from their bodies.

Had there been a light in her belly, dim briny light in that pillowing womb, dusk enough to light a page, bacterial smear of light, an amniotic gleam that I could taste, old, deep, wet and warm?

Emaa had tried to force her into living in Niniltna, the womb to which she had fled from the stifling, swarming confines of college, the place waiting for her on long weekends and vacations between time on the job in Anchorage, the one place in the world able to heal the wounds inflicted by five and a half years of casework featuring raped and beaten women and abused children, her home, her center, her sanctuary, her refuge.

I might answer by the argumentum ad hominem, and ask what should be done if a perfect kangaroo were seen to come out of the womb of a bear?

In this delicate transition period from the womb to the world, babies are learning fundamental, if primitive, lessons about whether this new world is a responsive and nurturing one, about whether or not they have any effect on their environment, about how their needs are met.

Therefore it seems that when the mother is baptized, the child in her womb is baptized.

Unless death be imminent, we should wait until the child has entirely come forth from the womb before baptizing it.