Definition of birthplace in English:

birthplace

noun

  • 1The place where a person was born.

    • ‘He was born, after all, in Old Dominion, the birthplace of so many of our great national figures.’
    • ‘She renamed her the Takapuna - ‘after my birthplace, a beachside city in New Zealand’.’
    • ‘Literary geographies precisely located the birthplaces and work spaces of the great.’
    • ‘He regards his birthplace as a place continually thirsty for new style icons.’
    • ‘I love Mumbai, but Hyderabad is my birthplace, the place where I spent the most beautiful half of my life.’
    • ‘This is my birthplace and a city in which I have spent my most formative years.’
    • ‘The countryside idyll of my Cheshire birthplace is, sadly, the most boring place on earth.’
    • ‘The town is the birthplace of Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations.’
    • ‘A city businessmen returns to his birthplace for his teacher father's funeral.’
    • ‘Israeli forces now control most of this ancient town, the birthplace of Christ.’
    • ‘We then drove to the 10-acre site that is the birthplace of Richard Millhouse Nixon.’
    • ‘Just beyond the far end of Reform Street lies the birthplace of Kirriemuir's most famous son, JM Barrie.’
    • ‘The town represents the birthplace and final resting place of the the regiment's founder, Brigadier Luke Lillingston.’
    • ‘Their reverence reaches its zenith here at the birthplace of the country's founder.’
    • ‘Each chapter illuminates a different area of the city and includes facts on birthplaces, burial places, sites with a literary connection, restaurants and pubs, literary museum exhibits, etc.’
    • ‘Martha left her mother in Montreal for her birthplace, second home and current home, New York City.’
    • ‘There is currently a proposal to build a dumping facility on the site of her birthplace in Killala.’
    • ‘It was a visit to Patiala, the birthplace of his mother that sowed the seeds for this video in Ahmad's mind.’
    • ‘By then, a third commemorative plaque will have also been put in place on his birthplace in Norwood Road.’
    • ‘Maybe I just want to show my young wife the house where I was born, and go with her to her birthplace.’
    native land, homeland, home town, roots, fatherland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, land of one's fathers, the old country
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    1. 1.1 The place where something started or originated.
      ‘Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance’
      • ‘Having said that, bargains aren't very familiar here in the birthplace of capitalism.’
      • ‘Soon the gene banks in Mexico, birthplace of the original corn varieties, may also be contaminated.’
      • ‘The grounds are seen by many as the birthplace of the English landscape movement.’
      • ‘The local community is campaigning for a museum to commemorate the district as the historic birthplace of the famous car.’
      • ‘It was William Kent's pioneering work in the 1730s that gives Chiswick its claim as one of the birthplaces of the English landscape garden.’
      • ‘This land is a birthplace of ancient civilization, split between feuding faiths.’
      • ‘Magazines and journals are the birthplace, proving ground and launching pad of ideas.’
      • ‘The Wright Brothers were born in Ohio, hence Ohio is the birthplace of aviation.’
      • ‘It will be a disappointment to the people of the county town, known as the birthplace of radio, as it had been hoped the collection would remain there.’
      • ‘It does nothing to burnish the city's proud heritage as the birthplace of American freedoms.’
      • ‘It's long been abandoned, but many here still revere this place as the birthplace of the faith.’
      • ‘You may or may not have noticed, but the games of the 28th Olympiad are taking place in its birthplace of Athens.’
      • ‘This wonderful area is the birthplace of agriculture, alphabet, numbers and the wheel, and it is no barren desert.’
      • ‘In addition, Fuzhou Road was the birthplace of Shanghai's southern school of Peking opera.’
      • ‘However, the balance of power could well shift full circle to Asia, the original birthplace of the game.’
      • ‘This work was badly needed on a road that leads to one of the most scenic areas in the parish and was the birthplace of many legends.’
      • ‘It is a pleasure to be here in the birthplace of this country.’
      • ‘Our last night on the road is spent in Tulln, known as the birthplace and the first capital of Austria.’
      • ‘The lake was the cradle of Andean civilisation and remains enduringly known as the birthplace of the Inca empire.’
      • ‘Texas is considered by many to be the birthplace of the American ranching industry.’
      origins, beginnings, family, ancestors, predecessors
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Pronunciation

birthplace

/ˈbəːθpleɪs/