Womb Definition

wo͝om
noun
An encompassing, protective hollow or space.
American Heritage
The belly.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Any place or part that holds, envelops, generates, etc.
The womb of time.
Webster's New World

(anatomy) In female mammals, the organ in which the young are conceived and grow until birth; the uterus. [from 8th c.]

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
uterusbellyorganprenatal chamberfemale cavity
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verb

(obsolete) To enclose in a womb, or as if in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.

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Other Word Forms of Womb

Noun

Singular:
womb
Plural:
wombs

Origin of Womb

  • 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 vÃ¥mb (“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").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English wamb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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