What does the word birth mean?

Usage examples for birth

  1. My father was a gentleman by birth, madam. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  2. It gave quick birth to another. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  3. A child who has been borne by the waves far from the home of her birth. – Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouquée