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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French berme, from Middle Dutch barm (berm) (Modern Dutch berm), cognate of English brim.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

berm (plural berms)

  1. A narrow ledge or shelf, as along the top or bottom of a slope
  2. A raised bank or path, especially the bank of a canal opposite the towpath
  3. A terrace formed by wave action along a beach
  4. A mound or bank of earth, used especially as a barrier or to provide insulation
  5. A ledge between the parapet and the moat in a fortification
  6. (regional, Pennsylvania) A strip of land between a street and sidewalk

SynonymsEdit

  • (strip of land between street and sidewalk): see list at tree lawn
  • (canal bank opposite towpath): heelpath

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

berm (third-person singular simple present berms, present participle berming, simple past and past participle bermed)

  1. To provide something with a berm

DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch baerm, from Old Dutch *barm, from Proto-Germanic *barmaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛrm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: berm
  • Rhymes: -ɛrm

NounEdit

berm m (plural bermen, diminutive bermpje n)

  1. berm, verge, tree lawn (strip of land next to a road, street or sidewalk)

Derived termsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English beorma.

NounEdit

berm

  1. Alternative form of berme

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English bearm.

NounEdit

berm

  1. Alternative form of barm