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[burth-pleys] /ˈbɜrθˌpleɪs/
place of birth or origin.
Origin of birthplace
1600-10; birth + place Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for birthplace
  • Each fish returns to its birthplace, and the diversity of these nurseries is what produces variance within the species.
  • People cannot allow themselves to be victimized by the ignorance of their birthplace.
  • He knows what spot this is: the birthplace of their country.
  • Researchers have long wondered whether migratory birds return to their birthplace to breed.
  • Seven cities claimed the honor of being his birthplace.
  • At the same time, he believes it's vital that government supports basic research, the birthplace of ideas.
  • Many citizens agreed that it was a sad moment for the birthplace of democracy.
  • Copycat cereal manufacturers popped up overnight, and the town became the birthplace of the cereal industry.
  • Learn more about the continent on which life began, the birthplace of all humanity.
  • The visitor center's first floor and the birthplace cottage are accessible to persons with disabilities.
British Dictionary definitions for birthplace


the place where someone was born or where something originated
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for birthplace

also birth-place, c.1600, from birth (n.) + place (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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