Berry

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɛri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɛri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(berē)

Inflections of 'berry' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": berries
Inflections of 'berry' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
berries
v 3rd person singular
berrying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
berried
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
berried
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Berry n
  1. /ˈbɛrɪ/ Chuck, full name Charles Edward Berry. born 1926, US rock-and-roll guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His frequently covered songs include "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), "Memphis, Tennessee" (1959), and "Promised Land" (1964)
  2. /French: bɛri/ Jean de France (ʒɑ̃ də frɑ̃s), Duc de. 1340–1416, French prince, son of King John II; coregent (1380–88) for Charles VI and a famous patron of the arts
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ber•ry /ˈbɛri/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ries. 
  1. Botanyany small, soft, round, usually juicy fruit growing on a bush or tree, as the strawberry, grape, or tomato.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ber•ry  (berē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ries, v.,  -ried, -ry•ing. 
n. 
  1. Botanyany small, usually stoneless, juicy fruit, irrespective of botanical structure, as the huckleberry, strawberry, or hackberry.
  2. Botanya simple fruit having a pulpy pericarp in which the seeds are embedded, as the grape, gooseberry, currant, or tomato.
  3. Botanya dry seed or kernel, as of wheat.
  4. Botanythe hip of the rose.
  5. Invertebratesone of the eggs of a lobster, crayfish, etc.
  6. Slang Termsthe berries, [Older Slang.]someone or something very attractive or unusual.

v.i. 
  1. to gather or pick berries:We went berrying this morning.
  2. to bear or produce berries.
berry•less, adj. 
berry•like′, adj. 
  • Gmc básja-
  • Gmc basjá-; akin to Dutch besie, Gothic -basi
  • bef. 1000; Middle English berie, Old English beri( g)e; cognate with Old Saxon, Old High German beri (German Beere), Old Norse ber

Ber•ry  (berē; for 2 also Fr. be rē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalCharles Edward Anderson ("Chuck''), born 1926, U.S. rock-'n'-roll singer, musician, and composer.
  2. Place NamesAlso,  Berri. a former province in central France.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
berry /ˈbɛrɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
  1. any of various small edible fruits such as the blackberry and strawberry
  2. an indehiscent fruit with two or more seeds and a fleshy pericarp, such as the grape or gooseberry
  3. any of various seeds or dried kernels, such as a coffee bean
  4. the egg of a lobster, crayfish, or similar animal
vb ( -ries, -rying, -ried)(intransitive)
  1. to bear or produce berries
  2. to gather or look for berries
Etymology: Old English berie; related to Old High German beri, Dutch bezie
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