birch

  • 1 Birch — ist der Name folgender Personen: Adam Birch (* 1979), US amerikanischer Profiwrestler Adolf Birch Hirschfeld (1849–1917), Romanist Albert Francis Birch (1903–1992), US amerikanischer Geophysiker Andreas Christian Birch (1795–1868), dänischer… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 2 Birch — (b[ e]rch), n.; pl. {Birches} ( [e^]z). [OE. birche, birk, AS. birce, beorc; akin to Icel. bj[ o]rk, Sw. bj[ o]rk, Dan. birk, D. berk, OHG. piricha, MHG. birche, birke, G. birke, Russ. bereza, Pol. brzoza, Serv. breza, Skr. bh[=u]rja. [root]254.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 birch — [bʉrch] n. [ME birche < OE beorc < IE base * bhereĝ , to gleam, white > BRIGHT] 1. any of a genus (Betula) of trees and shrubs of the birch family, having smooth bark easily peeled off in thin sheets, and hard, closegrained wood: found… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 birch — birch; birch·en; birch·er; birch·ite; …

    English syllables

  • 5 birch — ► NOUN 1) a slender hardy tree having a peeling, typically silver grey or white, bark and yielding a hard fine grained wood. 2) (the birch) chiefly historical a punishment in which a person is flogged with a bundle of birch twigs. ► VERB chiefly… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Birch — Birch, a. Of or pertaining to the birch; birchen. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Birch — Birch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Birched} (b[ e]rcht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Birching}.] To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Birch — Birch, 1) (spr. börtsch) Samuel, engl. Sprachforscher und Archäolog, geb. 3. Nov. 1813 in London, gest. daselbst 27. Dez. 1885, besuchte die Schulen zu Greenwich und Blackheath, dann die Merchant Taylors School in London, wurde 1836 Assistent,… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 birch — (n.) O.E. berc, beorc (also the name of the rune for b ), from P.Gmc. *berkjon (Cf. O.S. birka, O.N. börk, Dan. birk, Swed. björk, M.Du. berke, Du. berk, O.H.G. birihha, Ger. Birke), from PIE *bhergo (Cf. Ossetian …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 birch|en — «BUR chuhn», adjective. 1. of a birch tree. 2. made of birchwood. 3. having to do with the birch used in punishing …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 birch — [ bɜrtʃ ] noun 1. ) count a tall tree with thin branches and an outer layer that comes off in thin strips like paper a ) uncount the wood from this tree 2. ) the birch BRITISH an old fashioned form of CORPORAL PUNISHMENT in which someone is hit… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 Birch|er — «BUR chuhr», noun. a member of the John Birch Society, an ultraconservative American political organization founded in 1958 …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 Birch [1] — Birch, Bai an der NWKüste von Amerika, seit 1846 Grenze zwischen dem englischen u. nordamerikanischen Gebiet …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Birch [2] — Birch, 1) Cbristian, aus Kopenhagen, lernte 1823 die Folgende in Hamburg kennen u. folgte ihr nach München, wo er sie 1825 heirathete u. eine Anstellung bei der Theaterintendantur erhielt; er schr.: Ludwig Philipp I., Stuttg. 1841–43, 2 Bde., 2.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 birch — index lash (strike) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 Birch — Taxobox name = Birch image width = 240px image caption = Silver Birch regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Betulaceae genus = Betula genus authority = L. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 birch — /berrch/, n. 1. any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close grained wood. Cf. birch family. 2. the wood itself. 3. a birch rod, or a bundle of birch twigs, used esp. for whipping. adj. 4 …

    Universalium

  • 18 Birch — Recorded in many forms including Birch, Burch, Birk, and Burk (English & Irish), Birken, Birckmann, Birchner (German), Berckman and Van den Berch (Dutch and Flemish), Bjork, Bjorkan, Bjerkan and Bjorkman (Scandanavian & Swedish), this interesting …

    Surnames reference

  • 19 birch — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English beorc; akin to Old High German birka birch, Old English beorht bright, and probably to Latin fraxinus ash tree more at bright Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Betula of the family… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 birch — /bɜtʃ / (say berch) noun 1. any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close grained wood. 2. the wood itself. 3. any of various unrelated trees with similar timbers, such as the Norfolk… …

    Australian English dictionary


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