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

Definition of birthplace

: place of birth or origin

Examples of birthplace in a Sentence

He visited his grandmother's birthplace. New Orleans is regarded as the birthplace of jazz.
Recent Examples on the Web If a site asks you to answer security questions, avoid providing answers that are available in public records or easily found online, like your zip code, birthplace, or your mother’s maiden name. Leada Gore |, al, 6 May 2022 In February 1990, Mabrie moved from LA’s Crenshaw District to her birthplace, San Antonio, where the economy suited her fledgling business. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Mar. 2022 The birthplace of our great-grandparents, in the Pale of Settlement. The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Mar. 2022 While Europe just announced a new law to fight disinformation, federal lawmakers in the US -- the birthplace of social media -- haven't taken action. Kara Alaimo, CNN, 1 May 2022 Today, the former president came to Stanford University, the birthplace of Silicon Valley, to launch his latest longshot campaign: to battle disinformation in American media. Will Jeakle, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 In a most fitting gesture, the Atlanta Braves brought their World Series championship trophy to Robinson’s birthplace on Jackie Robinson Day. Paul Newberry, Baltimore Sun, 15 Apr. 2022 But until future notice, birthplace can’t be changed on any passport. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 9 Apr. 2022 It was requested by Representative Kenneth B. Keating, a New York Republican, whose upstate district included Bellamy’s birthplace. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of birthplace

1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Birthplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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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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