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Definition of the noun berm

What does berm mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: berms

  1. a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: ledge / shelf = a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
  2. a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of berm: shoulder
    • more generic word: edge = the outside limit of an object or area or surface
    • more specific term: hard shoulder = a paved strip beside a motorway
    • part of: road / route = an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Alternative definition of the noun berm


  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 [qualifier, regional]

Definition of the verb berm

What does berm mean as a doing word?


  1. To provide something with a berm


Berm is a fictional character from the Thai TV series Look Pee Look Nong.

  • also known as สถาพร บุญคำแก้ว


Who is Berm?

Berm a.k.a. Arkadech Kaewkotara is a film production designer and film art director.


Berm is a musical group.

  • album: "A World of Berm"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Berm

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Google previewShrubs Large and Small (2013)

Natives and Ornamentals for Midwest Gardens by Moya L. Andrews, Gillian Harris

a berm is an excellent location for a shrub planting. If screening is needed by a homeowner (e.g., a barrier planting on a ...

Google previewCivil Engineering (O.T.) (1999)

by Reddy

Berm is a narrow strip of land at the ground level between the inner toe of the bank and top edge of the cutting. Free board is the level difference between top of the bank and full supply level (F.S.L.). Borrow pits are required when the volume ...

Google previewSoil Liquefaction (2006)

A Critical State Approach by Michael Jefferies, Ken Been

The Nerlerk berm is a pertinent case history. Recall that Nerlerk was an underwater hydraulic fill structure constructed to support an offshore drilling ...

Google previewGardening All-in-One For Dummies (2011)

by The National Gardening Association, Bob Beckstrom, Karan Davis Cutler, Kathleen Fisher, Phillip Giroux, Judy Glattstein, Michael MacCaskey, Bill Marken, Charlie Nardozzi, Sally Roth, Marcia Tatroe, Lance Walheim, Ann Whitman

A berm is a mound of earth with sloping sides (see Figure 5-1). Berms are often less obtrusive than boxes are ...

Google previewGeology and Society (2012)

by Donald Robert Coates

The berm is a benchlike structure separating the foreshore and backshore areas. Its landward terminus may be a sand dune, that position on the beach beyond the normal reach of all but the greatest storm waves where wind processes modify ...

Google previewUltimate Baseball Road Trip (2012)

A Fan's Guide to Major League Stadiums by Josh Pahigian, Kevin O'Connell

who was integral to bringing the Rangers to Texas in the first place, then to seeing to it that they got a shiny new ballpark, the plaza between the office building and the center-field berm is a festive spot to visit before or during the game.

Google previewTransactions of the International Engineering Congress, 1915 ... (1916)

Berms. A berm is a buttress to a dam at its toe, which is the ...

Google previewModern Residential Construction Practices (2017)

by David A Madsen

Gravel filter berm is a temporary ridge made up of loose gravel, stone, or crushed rock used as an efficient form of sediment control on gentle slopes. Green building refers to a structure and construction processes that are environmentally ...

Google previewSafety and Health in Opencast Mines (1991)

An ILO Code of Practice by International Labour Office

Berm means a pile or mound of material placed for the purpose of effectively restraining a vehicle. Blasting agent: see Explosive. Code of practice is a document offering practical guidance on the policy and standard setting in occupational ...

Google previewOceanographical Engineering (2013)

by Robert L. Wiegel

The berm is the nearly horizontal depositional formation of beach material and is usually what people are referring to when they speak of “the beach.” The width of the berm depends primarily upon the amount of sediment available, and to a ...

Google previewWaterways and irrigation (1916)

Berms. - A berm is a buttress to a dam at its toe, which is the ...

Google previewThe Officer's Assistant Connected with Guard Duties, Showing the Corresponding Motions of the Musket, Sword and Carbine, with Memoranda on Other Subjects, Etc (1851)

by Augustus Frederick OAKES

The Berm is a space, or path, sometimes left between the exterior slope of the rampart and the ditch. It serves as a communication round the works, and prevents the earth falling into the ditch. The Gordon is a semi-circular projection of stone, ...

Google previewTransactions of the International Engineering Congress (1916)

- Berms. A berm is a buttress to a dam at its toe, which is the ...

Google previewThe artillerist's manual, and compendium of infantry exercise (1839)

by Frederick Augustus Griffiths

The berm is a space or path sometimes left between the exterior slope of the rampart and the ditch. It serves as a communication round the works, and prevents the earth falling into the ditch. The cordon is a semi-circular projection of stone, ...

Google previewEarth, An Introduction to Physical Geology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A berm is a level space, shelf, or raised barrier separating two areas. It can serve as a border barrier. The word berm originates in the Middle Dutch and German berme and came into usage in English via French. An island or isle is any piece ...

Google previewThe Artillerist's Manual, and British Soldier's Compendium ... Seventh Edition (1856)

by Frederick Augustus GRIFFITHS

The Berm is a space, or path, sometimes lefi betweeen the exterior slope of the rampart, and the ditch. It serves as 234 . FOBTIFICATION. [PART 11:. Modern system of Fortification Field Fortification.

Google previewThe Godzone Dictionary (2006)

Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer

berm. The formal and official word (as used by city councils and so on) for the strip of grass between the footpath and the road (or the boundary and the road, if there is no footpath). Berm is related to brim: both words come from an ancient ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Berm. Elongated pile of soil, usually humanmade, used to control and direct the flow of surface water runoff. Berms may also be used to provide wind protection and insulation, to block out noise, and to screen operations from public view.

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

berm /b/rm/ n. flat strip of land, raised bank, or terrace bordering a river or canal. ber•ry /eberN/ n. (pl. -ries) 1 any small roundish juicy fruit without a stone. 2 Bot. fruit with its seeds enclosed in a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian Warfare (2003)

by Robert Morkot

Additional defenses were the berm (dry ditch) 6.0 meters wide and 3.0 meters ...

Google previewDictionary of Real Estate Terms, 8th edition (2013)

by Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., J. Bruce Lindeman, Ph.D.

BERM a raised earthen shoulder constructed as a barrier to water runoff or to screen ...

Google previewHiamnda Dictionary (2015)

A Wordlist by Daniel M. N. McDikkoh

A berm / ridge.

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1859)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

berm, Sw. berma. Dan. bwrme, the dregs of oil, wine, beer. 2. A lap , bosom. See Brim. Barn. AS. berern, bwrn, commonly explained from bere, barley, and ern, a place, a receptacle for barley or corn, as bwces-ern, a baking place ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

berm 1. A low shelf or narrow terrace on the backshore of a beach, formed of material thrown up and deposited by storm waves. It is generally bounded on one side by a beach ridge or beach scarp. Some beaches have no benns, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)

by Ward Chesworth

BERM. In geology a remnant surface that predates the erosional episode which removed the rest of the surface. In engineering an ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

The foregoing impediment prevents us from showing the berm, which is a space, always left, between the cordon that runs along the inner brink, or scarp of the ditch, and the foot of the ramparts. Its use is to prevent the latter, when battered, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

berm /berm/ An accumulation of material found a little way above the mean high-water mark on ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Geography (2000)

by Blackie

berm Bid-Rent Theory upper part of a Cirque glacier and developed as the glacier pulls away from the Cirque headwall and subsides, with the result that the ice surface is higher above the bergschrund than below. The bergschrund is ...

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Scrabble value of B3E1R1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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