Definition of Midwives

1. Noun. (plural of midwife) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of midwife) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Midwives

1. midwife [v] - See also: midwife

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Midwives

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midwestern
midwestern united states
midwicket
midwife
midwife toad
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midwinter
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midwived
midwives (current term)
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mielie
mielies
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mifamurtide

Literary usage of Midwives

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"As a class, midwives were recognized in Egypt in the time of the Jewish captivity. ... Now in practically every European country midwives are under ..."

2. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the by American Bible Society (1870)
"21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses. 20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives : and the people multiplied ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1875)
"THE proper instruction of midwives is a question which demands earnest consideration. In America, where labour commands a high reward, the poorer classes ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"CONTROL OF midwives. j.—Are all her instruments and appliances obviously clean ? 6.—Has the Midwife disinfected herself and her instruments to the ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... II she planned the foundation of a corporation of skilled midwives and ... by and for the maintenance of a Corporation of skilful midwives" (London, ..."

6. The Lancet (1898)
"The next reason he gives is that the Bill does not prohibit midwives registered under it •from assuming the title of Licentiate in Midwifery. ..."

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