- The womb is defined as the place where something originates and develops.
The uterus where a fetus lives for nine months as it develops into a baby is an example of a womb.
- Obsolete the belly
- uterus (sense )
- any place or part that holds, envelops, generates, etc.: the womb of time
Origin of wombMiddle English wombe ; from Old English wamb, akin to German wamme
- See uterus.
- a. A place where something is generated.b. An encompassing, protective hollow or space.
- Obsolete The belly.
Origin of wombMiddle English, from Old English wamb.
(third-person singular simple present wombs, present participle wombing, simple past and past participle wombed)
From Middle English wombe, wambe, from Old English womb, wamb (“belly, stomach; bowels; heart; womb; hollow”), from Proto-Germanic *wambō (“belly, stomach, abdomen”), from Proto-Indo-European *wamp- (“membrane (of bowels), intestines, womb”). Cognate with Scots wam, wame (“womb”), Dutch wam (“dewlap of beef; belly of a fish”), German Wamme, Wampe (“paunch, belly”), Danish vom (“belly, paunch, rumen”), Swedish våmb (“belly, stomach, rumen”), Norwegian vomb (“belly”), Icelandic vömb (“belly, abdomen, stomach”), Old Welsh gumbelauc (“womb”), Breton gwamm (“woman, wife”), Sanskrit वपा (vapā́, “the skin or membrane lining the intestines or parts of the viscera, the caul or omentum”).