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Definition of Womb

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uterus; female cavity; place where something is generated; interior of anything; place of security, place which provids protection and shelter; belly (Archaic)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.
The uterus. See Uterus.
The place where anything is generated or produced.
The belly; the abdomen.
Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.
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\womb\, v. t. to inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret. [obs.]
\womb\ (w&oomac;m), n. [oe. wombe, wambe, as. wamb, womb; akin to d. wam belly, os. & ohg. wamba, g. wamme, wampe, icel. v?mb, sw. v?mb, dan. vom, goth. wamba.]
1. the belly; the abdomen. [obs.] and he coveted to fill his woman of the cods that the hogs eat, and no man gave him. (luke xv. 16). an i had but a belly of any indifferency, i were simply the most active fellow in europe. my womb, my womb, my womb undoes me.
2. (anat.) the uterus. see uterus.
3. the place where anything is generated or produced. the womb of earth the genial seed receives.
4. any cavity containing and enveloping anything. the center spike of gold which burns deep in the bluebell's womb. browning.
n : a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus [syn: uterus]

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 womb box 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Bru = n. the womb, the belly
Bruawl = belonging to the womb
Croth = n. a bulge; a womb
WordNet 2.0

1. a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
(synonym) uterus
(hypernym) female internal reproductive organ
(hyponym) venter
(part-holonym) female reproductive system
(part-meronym) cervix, uterine cervix, cervix uteri
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The uterus (from Latin "uterus", plural uteri) or womb is a major female hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ of most mammals, including humans. One end, the cervix, opens into the vagina, while the other is connected to one or both fallopian tubes, (uterine tubes) depending on the species. It is within the uterus that the fetus develops during gestation, usually developing completely in placental mammals such as humans and partially in marsupials such as kangaroos and opossums. Two uteri usually form initially in a female and usually male fetus, and in placental mammals they may partially or completely fuse into a single uterus depending on the species. In many species with two uteri, only one is functional. Humans and other higher primates such as chimpanzees, usually have a single completely fused uterus, although in some individuals the uteri may not have completely fused. Horses, on the other hand, have bipartite uteri. In English, the term is used consistently within the medical and related professions, while the Germanic-derived term is more common in everyday usage.

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Womb The productive and reproductive powers of nature have often been symbolized by peoples in world history; and as production or reproduction is perhaps most familiar in the sacred function of motherhood, to many minds the womb has seemed an especially suggestive emblem in the small of nature's reproductive principles on the macrocosmic scale. There are various applications of the emblem; mystically as well as historically, the moon is one such, being not only the cosmic mother of the earth, but in fact its former material imbodiment. Hence both moon and womb are considered to have been, or to be, the containers and nourishers of the seeds of life. Very frequently instead of the womb, nature itself is considered. In a personified sense, it is called the Great Mother, mother-space, or primeval chaos. In a somewhat less clear application, nature's womb is considered to be the waters of space, as found for instance in Genesis, for the manifested universes are conceived and nourished therein.
Still another emblem is that of the ark or argha, well known in the Occident from the Bible story, the ark here meaning the container or seeds of lives left by a departed life-wave or group of life-waves, remaining stored in the womb of nature for the generation of new races.
In a more mystical sense, the same series of ideas is connected with emblems such as the solar boat of ancient Egypt carrying the seeds of life across the waters of space from one cosmic world to another; even the navis or nave of a temple or church was connected with the original idea of the birth of the new person, the nave being but a later popular appearance of the initiation chamber of the sanctuary, which was the womb of the new life giving birth to the reborn -- the dvijas of ancient India.
In archaic Sanskrit writings the same general ideas are frequently noted, as in the Sanskrit compound hiranyagarbha (golden womb), the life-germ enclosed in the golden light or womb of space, and more mystically for the individual, the golden womb of his inner consciousness, out of which regeneration of character into the new life is born.
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The small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis. This is the organ in which a fetus develops. Also called the uterus.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.