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womb


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Womb  \Womb\,  v.  t. 
  To  inclose  in  a  womb,  or  as  in  a  womb;  to  breed  or  hold  in 
  secret.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  womb 
  n  :  a  hollow  muscular  organ  in  the  pelvic  cavity  of  females; 
  contains  the  developing  fetus  [syn:  {uterus}] 




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