birth·​place | \ ˈbərth-ˌplās How to pronounce birthplace (audio) \

Definition of birthplace

: place of birth or origin

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Examples of birthplace in a Sentence

He visited his grandmother's birthplace. New Orleans is regarded as the birthplace of jazz.

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Dragonstone), and John Snow’s birthplace, Tower of Joy, filmed at the startlingly isolated Castle of Zafra. Laura Studarus, Marie Claire, "Game of Thrones," 11 Apr. 2019 In 2004, the Caribe Hilton was presented with a proclamation signed by Puerto Rico’s governor as part of the Piña Colada’s 50th anniversary celebration that supported the Caribe Hilton as the drink’s birthplace. Cassie Armstrong,, "Piña Colada Day: How to observe in Central Florida," 10 July 2018 The Suns were the birthplace franchise, and fans were desperate for a team that could finally get over the hump and reach the NBA Finals. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns – and fans – reach silver anniversary of love affair with 1993 Western Conference champions," 16 June 2018 After which, all the logs wound up in storage, until a group of private citizens decided to put the cabin back together at Lincoln's birthplace. CBS News, "Did Abraham Lincoln sleep here?," 11 Feb. 2018 For the Foodie: Guadalajara The capital of Jalisco is also the birthplace of tequila, and quickly expanding to become one of Mexico’s top culinary destinations. Kristin Braswell, Sunset, "10 Best Trips to Mexico for Your Travel Personality," 22 Jan. 2018 The birthplace of Fascism, Italy gave the world Mussolini, flirted seriously with communism, and, in electing Silvio Berlusconi, provided a playbook for billionaires seeking power the world over. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "This Italian Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now, It’s a Symbol for Right-Wing Politics," 7 July 2018 The Ku Klux Klan cites Georgia’s Stone Mountain as its birthplace, in 1915. Adrienne Green, The Atlantic, "How Kara Walker Recasts Racism’s Bitter Legacy," 4 Mar. 2018 Le Palace was the birthplace and showplace for many of these attitudes. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Gucci Caps Off Its Paris Takeover by Releasing a New Issue of the Cult Fanzine, Le Palace," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of birthplace

1610, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of birthplace

: the place where someone was born or where something began


birth·​place | \ ˈbərth-ˌplās How to pronounce birthplace (audio) \

Kids Definition of birthplace

: the place where a person was born or where something began the birthplace of freedom

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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

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