the cradle of sth

اشتراک گذاری در شبکه های اجتماعی

the place where something started

مهد، خاستگاه‌


a cradle of civilization

مهد تمدن‌

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

the cradle of something formal the place where something important began:
Athens is often regarded as the cradle of democracy.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

usually singular ~ of sth the place where sth important began

Greece, the cradle of Western civilization


Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

the cradle of sth literary

the place where something started:

Fossil records indicate that Africa was the cradle of early human evolution.

the cradle of civilization

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Collins Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary

4) N-COUNT: usu sing, the N of n A place that is referred to as the cradle of something is the place where it began.

Mali is the cradle of some of Africa's richest civilizations.
  ...New York, the cradle of capitalism.

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

2 formal : the place where something begins - usually singular; usually + of
• the cradle of civilization/liberty