Definitions for berthbɜrθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a shelflike sleeping space, as on a railroad car.

  2. a space allotted for a ship to dock or lie at anchor. a safe distance, as between a vessel and the shore.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. a job; place.

  4. (v.t.)to allot a berth to (a ship). to bring to or install in a berth or moorage.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  5. (v.i.)to come to a dock or moorage.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Idioms for berth:

  1. give a wide berth to, to keep a careful distance from; shun.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of berth:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation(noun)

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

  2. mooring, moorage, berth, slip(noun)

    a place where a craft can be made fast

  3. berth, bunk, built in bed(verb)

    a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

  4. berth(verb)

    provide with a berth

  5. moor, berth, tie up(verb)

    secure in or as if in a berth or dock

    "tie up the boat"

  6. moor, berth, wharf(verb)

    come into or dock at a wharf

    "the big ship wharfed in the evening"


  1. berth(Noun)

    A fixed bunk for sleeping in (caravans, trains, etc).

  2. berth(Noun)

    Room for maneuvering or safety. (Often used in the phrase a wide berth.)

  3. berth(Noun)

    A space for a ship to moor or a vehicle to park.

  4. berth(Noun)

    A job or position, especially on a ship.

  5. berth(Noun)

    Position or seed in a tournament bracket.

  6. berth(Verb)

    to bring (a ship or vehicle) into its berth

  7. berth(Verb)

    to assign a berth (bunk or position) to

  8. Origin: Origin obscure, but apparently from *, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Berth(noun)

    convenient sea room

  2. Berth(noun)

    a room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside

  3. Berth(noun)

    the place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf

  4. Berth(noun)

    an allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment

  5. Berth(noun)

    a place in a ship to sleep in; a long box or shelf on the side of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railway car, for sleeping in

  6. Berth(verb)

    to give an anchorage to, or a place to lie at; to place in a berth; as, she was berthed stem to stern with the Adelaide

  7. Berth(verb)

    to allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BERTH

    An aid to sleep, invented by Pullman. Lower preferred. BIRTH An aid to life, discovered by Woman. Higher preferred.

Translations for berth

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a sleeping-place in a ship etc.

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