berm

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

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

NounEdit

berm m ‎(plural bermen, diminutive bermpje* n)

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