• WordNet 3.6
    • n womb a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Womb Any cavity containing and enveloping anything. "The center spike of gold
      Which burns deep in the bluebell's womb ."
    • Womb The belly; the abdomen. "And he coveted to fill his woman of the cods that the hogs eat, and no man gave him.""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."
    • Womb The place where anything is generated or produced. "The womb of earth the genial seed receives."
    • Womb (Anat) The uterus. See Uterus.
    • v. t Womb To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n womb The belly; the stomach.
    • n womb The uterus; the hollow dilated musculo-membranous part of the female passages, between the vagina and the Fallopian tubes, in which the ovum is received, detained, and nourished during gestation, or the period intervening between fecundation and parturition: applied chielly to this organ of the human female and some of the higher or better-known mammalian quadrupeds, the corresponding part of the passages of other animals being commonly called by the technical name uterus. See uterus (with cut), and cut under peritoneum.
    • n womb The place where anything is produced.
    • n womb Any large or deep cavity that receives or contains anything.
    • womb To inclose; contain; breed in secret.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Womb wōōm the uterus, the organ in which the young of mammals are developed and kept till birth:
    • v.t Womb (Shak.) to contain
    • n Womb wōōm (Shak.) the stomach: the place where anything is produced: any deep cavity
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  • Jean Arp
    Jean Arp
    “Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The teeming Autumn big with rich increase, bearing the wanton burden of the prime like widowed wombs after their lords decease.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    “It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.”
  • William Butler Yeats
    “I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.”
  • Italo Calvino
    “Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wombe, wambe, AS. wamb, womb,; akin to D. wam, belly, OS. & OHG. wamba, G. wamme, wampe, Icel. vömb, Sw. våmb, Dan. vom, Goth. wamba,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wamb; Ger. wamme, paunch.


In literature:

Such was the savage ferocity of these barbarians, that even unborn infants were dragged from the womb to become victims to their rage.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Our friend is this day delivered from the womb of earthly travail.
"The Arena" by Various
This has been the grapple of two brothers that already struggled with each other even in the womb.
"The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V" by James Russell Lowell
How wonderful that in egg, in water or air, or in womb of mother, artery{159} should run in same course.
"The Foundations of the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
Class divisions are not created by Socialists, but developed in the womb of economic conditions.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
The shape, also, of the pelvis might affect by pressure the shape of the head of the young in the womb.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
Love of beauty dies in the womb.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Spasmodic closure of the neck of the womb is common and is easily remedied in the mare by dilatation with the fingers.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Two-thirds of all cases of womb disease, says Dr.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The one spotless womb wherein Jesus was laid!
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various

In poetry:

Son of the Mother of mothers,
The womb and the tomb of Life,
With Fire and Air for brothers
And a clinging Dream for a wife;
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
"Blessed the womb, thee, Lord, that bare!
The bosom that thee fed!"
A moment's silence filled the air,
All heard the words she said.
"The Woman That Lifted Up Her Voice" by George MacDonald
You who bow down at cross and altar,
Remember me and pity Him
Who took my flesh and bone for armour
And doublecrossed my mother's womb.
"Before I Knocked" by Dylan Thomas
O weary wanderer! Best forego
This questioning of wind and wave.
For you the sunshine and the snow,
The womb, the cradle, and the grave.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
She bore us in her dreaming womb,
And laughed into the face of Death;
She laughed, in her strange agony,—
To give her little baby breath.
"A Ballad of Woman" by Richard Le Gallienne
"Go," saith the Lord, "my Gabriel, go,
Salute the virgin's fruitful womb;
Make haste, ye cherubs, down below,
Sing and proclaim the Savior come.
"Hymn 18" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Video shows twins fighting in the womb.
The woman accused of strangling an expectant mother in Missouri, then stealing her baby from the womb is due in court Monday.
Out of whose womb came the ice.
Two- Wombed Woman Gives Birth to Twins.
Risk may be environmental factors in the womb, not just genetics.
The newborn was suffering withdrawal from the methadone his mother took while he was in the womb.
For the first time ever, people can watch live footage of a child being born - from inside the womb.
MIAMI (AP) — Fetal surgeons in Miami are reuniting with children who were treated in the womb.
Came across this truly amazing video today of twins fighting in the womb.
Exposure to 1918 Spanish flu in the womb had long-lasting effects.
Protect Women's Wombs From Your Living Room.
Indiana couple, Mike and Elizabeth Griswold, donate ultrasound equipment to help mothers see their babies growing in the womb.
Unborn -child-womb Interview with an Unborn Child.
In a new study fraught with some heady ethical questions, scientists have sequenced almost the complete genome of an unborn child, and done so without interrupting the fetus or the mother's womb.
Can my baby hear anything inside the womb.

In science:

As soon as the embryo is born, it leaves the womb of its ’mother’ spaceship and goes in the outer space where it becomes glider visible explicitly even to the external observers.
The velocity translation in the game of "Life"
From the womb of this structure emerges a new symmetry, i.e., that of charge conjugation.
Extended set of Majorana spinors, a new dispersion relation, and a preferred frame