birth|place [ˈbə:θpleıs US ˈbə:rθ-] n [C usually singular]
1.) the place where someone was born, used especially when talking about someone famous
Stratford-upon-Avon was Shakespeare's birthplace.
2.) the place where something first started to happen or exist
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Birthplace — Birth place , n. The town, city, or country, where a person is born; place of origin or birth, in its more general sense. The birthplace of valor. Burns. [1913 Webster] birth rate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • birthplace — index derivation, home (place of origin), origin (source) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • birthplace — (n.) also birth place, c.1600, from BIRTH (Cf. birth) (n.) + PLACE (Cf. place) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • birthplace — ► NOUN ▪ the place where a person was born …   English terms dictionary

  • birthplace — [bʉrthplās΄] n. 1. the place of one s birth 2. the place where something originated …   English World dictionary

  • birthplace — UK [ˈbɜː(r)θˌpleɪs] / US [ˈbɜrθˌpleɪs] noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms birthplace : singular birthplace plural birthplaces 1) the place where someone was born a visit to Mandela s birthplace 2) the place where something first… …   English dictionary

  • birthplace — birth|place [ bɜrθ,pleıs ] noun count usually singular 1. ) the place where someone was born: Kennedy s birthplace was in Brookline, near Boston. 2. ) the place where something first started to exist: birthplace of: Wayne County, the birthplace… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • birthplace — [[t]bɜ͟ː(r)θpleɪs[/t]] birthplaces 1) N COUNT Your birthplace is the place where you were born. [WRITTEN] 2) N COUNT: usu N of n The birthplace of something is the place where it began. ...Athens, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics …   English dictionary

  • birthplace — noun a) The location where a person was born. Portsmouth was Charles Dickens birthplace. b) The location where something was created or devised. Coney Island was the birthplace of the hot dog …   Wiktionary

  • birthplace — noun (countable usually singular) 1 the place where someone was born, especially someone famous: Stratford upon Avon was Shakespeare s birthplace. 2 the place where something first started to happen or exist: New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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