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lying-in Explained

lying-in at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) lyings-in

lying-in at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[sing.] (old-fashioned) the period of time during which a woman in the past stayed in bed before and after giving birth to a child

Lying-in at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lying-in \Ly"ing-in"\, n.
1. The state attending, and consequent to, childbirth;

2. The act of bearing a child.

lying-in at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to
the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
[syn: {parturiency}, {labor}, {labour}, {confinement}, {travail},
[also: {lyings-in} (pl)]

lying-in at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=lying-in|pl2=lyings-in
  • The final stages of pregnancy; accouchement.
    1. 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 404:
    2. :from our first knowing each other, which was soon after my lying-in, we were almost inseparable companions ...


      Inter: en-adj » -

  • of, or relating to childbirth


    * inlying

  • Translation: ta » lying-in
    Translation: vi » lying-in
    Translation: zh » lying-in