Definition of birthplace in English:



  • 1The place where a person was born.

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