Definitions for BERMbɜrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a level strip of ground at the summit or sides, or along the base, of a slope.

    Category: Geology, Geography (terms)

  2. a nearly flat back portion of a beach formed of material deposited by the waves.

    Category: Geology

  3. the shoulder of a road.

  4. a mound of snow or dirt.

Origin of berm:

1720–30; < F berme < D berm

Princeton's WordNet

  1. berm(noun)

    a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope

  2. shoulder, berm(noun)

    a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road

    "the car pulled off onto the shoulder"


  1. berm(Noun)

    A narrow ledge or shelf, as along the top or bottom of a slope

  2. berm(Noun)

    A raised bank or path, especially the bank of a canal opposite the towpath

  3. berm(Noun)

    A terrace formed by wave action along a beach

  4. berm(Noun)

    A mound or bank of earth, used especially as a barrier or to provide insulation

  5. berm(Noun)

    A ledge between the parapet and the moat in a fortification

  6. berm(Noun)

    A strip of land between a street and sidewalk

  7. berm(Verb)

    To provide something with a berm

  8. Origin: From berm, cognate of English brim.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Berm(noun)

    alt. of Berme


  1. Berm

    A berm is a level space, shelf, or raised barrier separating two areas. The word berm originates in the Middle Dutch and German berme and came into usage in English via French.

Translations for BERM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the (grass) edging of a garden bed, a road etc

It's illegal to drive on the grass verge.

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