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Womb definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WOMB, n. Woom. [G.]
1. The uterus or matrix of a female; that part where the young of an animal is conceived and nourished till its birth.
2. The place where any thing is produced.
The womb of earth the genial seed receives.
3. Any large or deep cavity.
Womb of the morning, in Scripture, the clouds, which distill dew; supposed to be emblematic of the church bringing forth multitudes to Christ. Psalms 110.
WOMB, v.t. To inclose; to breed in secret. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English wamb, womb, from Old English; akin to Old High German wamba belly Date: before 12th century 1. uterus 2. a. a cavity or space that resembles a womb in containing and enveloping b. a place where something is generated wombed adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the organ of conception and gestation in a woman and other female mammals; the uterus. 2 a place of origination and development. Derivatives: womblike adj. Etymology: OE wamb, womb

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 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.] --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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(wombs) A woman's womb is the part inside her body where a baby grows before it is born. = uterus N-COUNT: oft the N, poss N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Uterus, matrix, venter. 2. Hollow, interior recess, depth, deep, abyss, arcanum, cavern.

Moby Thesaurus

bag, ballocks, balls, basket, beard, breasts, cervix, clitoris, cod, cods, cullions, family jewels, female organs, genitalia, genitals, gonads, labia, labia majora, labia minora, lingam, lips, male organs, matrix, meat, nuts, nymphae, ovary, penis, phallus, private parts, privates, privy parts, pubic hair, pudenda, reproductive organs, rocks, scrotum, secondary sex characteristic, sex organs, spermary, testes, testicles, uterus, vagina, venter, vulva, yoni


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