maternity

From Wiktionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article's English may not be simple
This entry needs audio files. If you have a microphone, please record some and upload them.

If you added audio to the page, remove the {{ar}} template. For audio needed quickly, visit Wiktionary:Audio requests.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /məˈtɜrnɪti/
  • SAMPA: /m@t@rn@ti/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ter‧ni‧ty

Noun[change]

Singular
maternity

Plural
maternities

  1. (uncountable) Maternity is a state of a woman before giving birth to a child (children).
  2. (uncountable) Maternity is a relation between a mother and her child.
  3. (countable) A maternity ward is a place in a hospital where children are born.