womb

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Womb \Womb\, verb (used with an object) To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Womb \Womb\ (w[=oo]m), noun [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.] --Chaucer.

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. --Shak.

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

3. The place where anything is generated or produced.

The womb of earth the genial seed receives. --Dryden.

4. Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

womb

noun

1: a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus [syn: {uterus}, {womb}]


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