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WOMB, n. Woom. [G.]

1. The uterus or matrix of a female; that part where the young of an animal is conceived and nourished till its birth.

2. The place where any thing is produced.

The womb of earth the genial seed receives.

3. Any large or deep cavity.

Womb of the morning, in Scripture, the clouds, which distill dew; supposed to be emblematic of the church bringing forth multitudes to Christ. Psalm 110.

WOMB, v.t. To inclose; to breed in secret. [Not in use.]




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WOMB, n. Woom. [G.]

1. The uterus or matrix of a female; that part where the young of an animal is conceived and nourished till its birth.

2. The place where any thing is produced.

The womb of earth the genial seed receives.

3. Any large or deep cavity.

Womb of the morning, in Scripture, the clouds, which distill dew; supposed to be emblematic of the church bringing forth multitudes to Christ. Psalm 110.

WOMB, v.t. To inclose; to breed in secret. [Not in use.]


WOMB, n. [woom; Sax. wamb; Goth. wamba; Sw. vämb; Dan. vom; Scot. wame; G. wampe, belly, a dewlap; D. wam.]

  1. The uterus of a female; that part where the young of an animal is conceived and nourished till its birth. – Cyc.
  2. The place where any thing is produced. The womb of earth the genial seed receives. – Dryden.
  3. Any large or deep cavity. – Addison. Womb of the morning, in Scripture, the clouds, which distill dew; supposed to be emblematic of the church bringing forth multitudes to Christ. – Ps. cx.

WOMB, v.t.

To inclose; to breed in secret. [Not in use.] – Shak.


Womb
  1. The belly; the abdomen.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.

    And he coveted to fill his woman of the cods that the hogs eat, and no man gave him. Wyclif (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. Shak.

  2. To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  3. The uterus. See Uterus.
  4. The place where anything is generated or produced.

    The womb of earth the genial seed receives. Dryden.

  5. Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.

    The center spike of gold
    Which burns deep in the bluebell's womb.
    R. Browning.

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Womb

WOMB, noun Woom. [G.]

1. The uterus or matrix of a female; that part where the young of an animal is conceived and nourished till its birth.

2. The place where any thing is produced.

The womb of earth the genial seed receives.

3. Any large or deep cavity.

WOMB of the morning, in Scripture, the clouds, which distill dew; supposed to be emblematic of the church bringing forth multitudes to Christ. Psalms 110:3.

WOMB, verb transitive To inclose; to breed in secret. [Not in use.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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