• Cobbett's Birthplace at Farnham
    Cobbett's Birthplace at Farnham
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n birthplace the place where someone was born
    • n birthplace where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence "the birthplace of civilization"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Birthplace of Charles Dickens, 387 Mile End Terrace, Commercial Road, Landport Birthplace of Charles Dickens, 387 Mile End Terrace, Commercial Road, Landport
Washington's Birthplace Washington's Birthplace
Lincoln's Birthplace Lincoln's Birthplace
Franklin's Birthplace, Boston Franklin's Birthplace, Boston

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
    • n Birthplace The town, city, or country, where a person is born; place of origin or birth, in its more general sense. "The birthplace of valor."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Seven cities claim to be the birthplace of the Greek epic poet Homer. He is also thought to have been born in either 1159 B.C., 1102 B.C., 1044 B.C., 830 B.C., or 685 B.C.
    • n birthplace The place of one's birth; the town, city, or country where a person is born; more generally, place of origin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Montgomery is the birthplace of music great Nat King Cole, pop singers Clarence Carter and Toni Tenille, Metropolitan Opera singer Nell Rankin, and blues legend Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton.
    • Birthplace the place of one's birth
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  • Adolph Harnack
    Adolph Harnack
    “Christ's grave was the birthplace of an indestructible belief that death is vanquished and there is life eternal.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. birÞe, prob. Scand.; cf. Goth, ga-baurÞs, Ger. ge-burt.


In literature:

There can be no doubt that Provence was the birthplace of European poetry.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
His home is in New Hampshire; his birthplace was in Pennsylvania.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1" by Various
The Saco River has its source not far from the house, its birthplace being a picturesque little lake.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2" by Various
In this case, too, the gentleman is a native of Amesbury, proud and fond of his birthplace.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
Emmet, Robert: his Birthplace and Burial.
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Deliberately, the unseen moving thing severed itself from the similar and larger weapon field which was its birthplace and its home.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Its towns may be called colonies of the Germans, the birthplaces or the residences of men famous in the German story.
"A General Sketch of the European War" by Hilaire Belloc
It was after I had written this that I went to see Raftery's birthplace, Cilleaden, in the County Mayo.
"Poets and Dreamers" by Lady Augusta Gregory and Others
It was in the birthplace of Montaigne and Montesquieu that the republic was to take its origin.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
They removed to Mozart's birthplace, Salzburg, where Nissen died in 1826.
"The Loves of Great Composers" by Gustav Kobbé
The Australian, Nellie Melba, who takes her stage name from Melbourne, her birthplace, has been compared to Patti as a vocal technician.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
A generation ago he was the lustiest lad in Jersey, his birthplace.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
It is a most magnificent scene; terminating with the ruins of Daniel O'Connell's birthplace.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 433" by Various
He died in his birthplace, Eisleben, Feb. 18th, 1546.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
This was the ancient birthplace of the Oahu kings and rulers.
"Hawaiian Folk Tales" by Various
When Aphrodite walked the earth, flowers sprang up beneath her feet; but her birthplace was the crest of a laughing wave.
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
But Cornwall's your birthplace.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The accounts are extant in the Library of Shakespeare's Birthplace at Stratford-on-Avon.
"Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" by Sir Sidney Lee
Abraham in his wanderings left his birthplace where it had ever been.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
His hero-worship of Owen took him over large tracks of country in search of that poet's birthplace.
"George Borrow and His Circle" by Clement King Shorter

In poetry:

Soft and easy is thy cradle;
Coarse and hard thy Saviour lay,
When His birthplace was a stable,
And His softest bed was hay.
"Cradle Hymn" by Isaac Watts
Yes, o'er that ocean far, far in the distance,
Is my own country, and other soil bore me
Than thy dear birthplace, other sun than England's
Nourished my spirit.
"Myvanwy" by Manmohan Ghose
There is Aquinum, the old Volscian town,
Where Juvenal was born, whose lurid light
Still hovers o'er his birthplace like the crown
Of splendor seen o'er cities in the night.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Old towns, whose history lies hid
In monkish chronicle or rhyme,--
Burgos, the birthplace of the Cid,
Zamora and Valladolid,
Toledo, built and walled amid
The wars of Wamba's time;
"Castles In Spain. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"So I'm goin' in for a khaki suit
When I gets in from sea,
I kin shift my birthplace north o' the line
As handy as kin be,
An' . . . I guess there'll sure be a fightin' job
For a big long thing like me!"
"The Ballad Of The Dinkinbar" by Cicely Fox Smith
Birthplace of beauty! never more
Shall I behold thy vine-clad shore;
The sward where I in childhood play'd—
The haunts deep in the forest shade—
The place where, mould'ring in decay,
The ashes of a sire lay.
"The Exile's Reverie" by Mary Weston Fordham

In news:

Students journey to the civil rights birthplace.
History buffs will travel to the birthplace of the "Star-Spangled Banner" next summer to commemorate the declaration of the War of 1812 complete with an international maritime festival.
The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site will host Bruce Hoff portraying General Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces.
BERKELEY, Calif.–Founded here in 1984, The Companion Group has returned to its birthplace, having opened its new corporate headquarters here at 9th and Gilman streets.
Michigan, considered the birthplace of the American organized labor movement, was on a fast track - 10:37 pm.
Virginia, the birthplace of eight American presidents, has 13 electoral votes.
The birthplace of Egypt's 2011 revolution, Tahrir Square, was filled once again on Sunday with protesters calling for the downfall of another Egyptian president.
The most famously unionized state, birthplace of the United Auto Workers, royalty of the American working class, became right-to-work.
Webster City is known for many things - our parks, friendly people, rich heritage - but once a year, the community celebrates being the birthplace of the little Doodle Bug scooter.
Beauden Barrett's parents' farm is just 15 minutes north of Peter Snell's birthplace in Opunake, Photo / Getty Images.
The most famously unionized state, birthplace of the.
And let's move now from the soccer field to the historic greens of St Andrews, the golf course in Scotland, said to be the birthplace of that sport.
Oregon boasts coastal courses that mirror the terrain of golf's birthplace and tree-lined inland courses that rival any in the country.
A journey to FARC 's birthplace.
On a recent trip to Glasgow, Scotland, AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young discovered not only the beauty of his and brother Angus' birthplace, but the ranking of his fame vs his cousin, folksinger Sandie Maciver.

In science:

All of these observations have drastically increased our knowledge of the physics of the birthplaces of planets.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
Table 3 as the result for the sql statement select a.major, a.birthplace,a.
Attribute Oriented Induction with simple select SQL statement
The column Birthplace still can be generalized as in concept hierarchy in figure 3, table 7 show the generalization to the highest level.
Attribute Oriented Induction with simple select SQL statement
Table 12 as the result for the sql statement select a.major, a.birthplace,a.
Attribute Oriented Induction with simple select SQL statement
Since the lifetime of WR precursors is <10 Myr, they are unable to drift far from their birthplaces in molecular clouds before the end of their lives.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
We speculated earlier that such processes provide one potential explanation as to why so many of the new WRs presented in this work appear to be “isolated” ob jects, possibly runaways from their birthplaces in clusters (Moffat & Isserstedt 1980; Moffat et al. 1998).
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
In such clusters relaxation processes have no meaning and the observed locations of the stars are close to their birthplace.
Mass segregation in very young open clusters
At the same time, the irregular character of deviation of the pulsars birthplaces from the geometrical plane of the Galaxy has been taken into account.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
The true scatter of stellar abundances for stars born at the same instant and location is difficult to determine since for single stars neither their birthplace nor their birthtime is accurately known.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
It was suggested by Blasi that an additional source of positrons could be the secondary positrons generated and accelerated in old SNRs, especially if they are located inside the high density of molecular clouds, the birthplaces of stars.
Indirect Dark Matter Searches in the Light of ATIC, FERMI, EGRET and PAMELA
Census Income Data has attributes (Age, Birthplace, Occupation, Income).
Differentially Private Publication of Sparse Data
Clouds have complex structure, but theorists have identified two relevant structures: clumps are the birthplaces of clusters; cores are the birthplaces of individual or binary stars (e.g., McKee & Ostriker 2007).
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
Theoretically, the birthplace of a cluster is a clump (Williams et al. 2000).
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
Recognizing that clumps are the birthplaces of clusters and that efficiencies are not unity could make the formation of massive stars even less likely.
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
Sources with an open star were not detected in HCO+ J = 3 → 2 emission and are either older sources that may have moved from their birthplace or background galaxies.
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies