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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Berm

    bėrm, n. a ledge: esp. a fortification. [Fr. berme; Ger. berme.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. berm

    In fortification, a narrow space of level ground, averaging about a foot and a half in width, generally left between the foot of the exterior slope of the parapet and the top of the escarp; in permanent fortification its principal purpose is to retain the earth of the parapet, which, when the latter is deformed by fire or by weather, would otherwise fall into the ditch; in field fortification it also serves to protect the escarp from the pressure of a too imminent parapet.

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How to pronounce berm?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of berm in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of berm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of berm in a Sentence

  1. John Ligato:

    So they hear a noise and they look back and there’s Canley. He’s walking down, upright, not running, walks over the little berm, picks up the first guy, throws him over his shoulder and walks back, so there’s two independent eyewitnesses on this. ... Canley says to them, individually, ‘Keep down, there’s a lot of incoming.’.

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