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Meaning of MIDWIFE

Pronunciation:  'midwIf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
 

MIDWIFE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: accoucheuse
 
 See Also: nurse

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mid"wife`\, n.; pl. {Midwives}. [OE. midwif, fr. AS.
    mid with (akin to Gr. ?) + ? woman, wife. Properly, the woman
    or wife who is attendant upon a woman in childbirth. See
    {Meta-}, and {Wife}.]
    A woman who assists other women in childbirth; a female
    practitioner of the obstetric art.
    
    
  2. \Mid"wife`\, v. t.
    To assist in childbirth.
    
    
  3. \Mid"wife`\, v. i.
    To perform the office of midwife.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a midwife in your dream indicates illness that is almost life-threatening.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The two midwives mentioned in Ex. 1:15 were probably the superintendents of the whole class.

 
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