midwife

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: mɪd.waɪf
  • Hyphenation: mid‧wife

Noun[change]

Singular
midwife

Plural
midwives

A midwife helping a woman give birth
  1. (countable) A midwife is a person, usually a woman, who has been trained to help women during childbirth.
    A century ago, a midwife would bring the baby into the world, because the hospitals were too far away.


Verb[change]

Plain form
midwife

Third-person singular
midwives

Past tense
midwived

Past participle
midwived

Present participle
midwiving

Plain form
midwife

Third-person singular
midwifes

Past tense
midwifed

Past participle
midwifed

Present participle
midwifing

  1. (transitive) If someone midwifes, she acts as a midwife.