berm

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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. A strip of land between a street and sidewalk (regional)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (strip of land between street and sidewalk): see list at tree lawn

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To provide something with a berm

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

berm m (plural bermen, diminutive bermpje* n)

  1. berm (a strip of land between a street and sidewalk)