What does berth mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situationnoun

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

  2. mooring, moorage, berth, slipnoun

    a place where a craft can be made fast

  3. berth, bunk, built in bedverb

    a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

  4. berthverb

    provide with a berth

  5. moor, berth, tie upverb

    secure in or as if in a berth or dock

    "tie up the boat"

  6. moor, berth, wharfverb

    come into or dock at a wharf

    "the big ship wharfed in the evening"


  1. berthnoun

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

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

  2. berthnoun

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

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

  3. berthnoun

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

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

  4. berthnoun

    A job or position, especially on a ship.

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

  5. berthnoun

    Position or seed in a tournament bracket.

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

  6. berthverb

    to bring (a ship or vehicle) into its berth

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

  7. berthverb

    to assign a berth (bunk or position) to

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Berthnoun

    convenient sea room

  2. Berthnoun

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

  3. Berthnoun

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

  4. Berthnoun

    an allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment

  5. Berthnoun

    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. Berthverb

    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. Berthverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Berth

    bėrth, n. a ship's station at anchor; a room or sleeping-place in a ship, a sleeping-carriage, &c.: any allotted or assigned place: a situation or place of employment, usually a comfortable one—even without such a qualifying adjective as 'a snug berth.'—v.t. to moor a ship: to furnish with a berth.—To give a wide berth to, to keep well away from generally. [A doublet of Birth; from Bear.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. berth

    The station in which a ship rides at anchor, either alone, or in a fleet; as, she lies in a good berth, i.e. in good anchoring ground, well sheltered from the wind and sea, and at a proper distance from the shore and other vessels.--Snug berth, a place, situation, or establishment. A sleeping berth.--To berth a vessel, is to fix upon, and put her into the place she is to occupy.--To berth a ship's company, to allot to each man the space in which his hammock is to be hung, giving the customary 14 inches in width.--To give a berth, to keep clear of, as to give a point of land a wide berth, is to keep at a due distance from it.

  2. berth

    The room or apartment where any number of the officers, or ship's company, mess and reside; in a ship of war there is commonly one of these between every two guns as the mess-places of the crew.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of berth in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of berth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of berth in a Sentence

  1. Cole Irvin:

    They’re fighting for what we’re fighting for, a postseason berth.

  2. Julie Heckman:

    Approximately 30 percent of the consumer fireworks needed for this Independence Day either didn’t make it out of China, are sitting on ocean vessels in the Pacific Ocean waiting to berth at the ports, or they’ve been sitting at West Coast ports waiting to be put on the rail.

  3. Connor McDavid:

    I know everyone is excited in here, I don't think anyone feels out of it( the hunt for a playoff berth) by any means, i'm excited to play again. It feels like my first game all over again.

  4. Justin Turner:

    Justin Turner said. They sure did. Seager homeredagain, Buehler pitched six scoreless innings and The Dodgers beat The Braves 3-1 on Saturday to send the NL Championship Series to a winner-take-all finale. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON Los Angeles avoided elimination for the second time in less than 24 hours, staying alive in Los Angeles pursuit of a third pennant in four years. Los Angeles hasnt won a championship since 1988. Im still sort of recovering from this one, but already thinking about Game 7, The Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Thats what you live for. Justin Turner also homered for Los Angeles, and Kenley Jansen threw a six-pitch ninth for Kenley Jansen 18th career postseason save. The NL West and East champions play again Sunday night, with the potential for two rookie starters in a Game 7 for the first time in big league history. Roberts was keeping his options open for his starting pitcher while The Braves plan to go with rookie right-hander Ian Anderson, who has thrown 15 2/3 scoreless innings in Ian Anderson three postseason starts. Tony Gonsolin and three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw are among the possibilities for Los Angeles. Shoot, well go out there and let er fly. A Game 7 is another baseball game, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. You have to treat it as such. The Braves were hoping to celebrate Snitkers 65th birthday Saturday with the franchises first World Series berth since 1999. But Max Fried took Max Fried first loss all year, working into the seventh inning after surrendering three runs during a rocky first. Buehler, using Stans Rodeo Ointment to deal with bothersome blisters, threw 65 of his 89 pitches for strikes. He allowed seven hits while striking out six without a walk. After Atlanta loaded the bases with three singles in a row to start the top of second the last hit by his Vanderbilt roommate Dansby Swanson the right-hander really brought the heat, with 10 consecutive fastballs to get out of the jam. Austin Riley struck out on a 98.7 mph pitch before Nick Markakis took a called third strike on 99.7 mph. Cristian Pache, the 21-year-old rookie who had an RBI in each of Cristian Pache first four NLCS starts, was retired on an inning-ending groundout. Cristian Pache mound presence is just unbelievable.

  5. Dejounte Murray:

    I just want to win and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win, but at the end of the day, the situation we’re in, the last option is getting that play-in berth and going to see what we can do to try to get in the playoffs.

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Translations for berth

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  • закотвям, корабно място, длъжност, акостирам, койка, място за спанеBulgarian
  • camarotCatalan, Valencian
  • Landungsplatz, anlegen, Koje, Schlafplatz, Ladeplatz, LiegeplatzGerman
  • camarote, atraque, amarra, literaSpanish
  • punkka, laituripaikka, pysäköintiruutu, kiinnittyä, pelivara, venepaikka, rantautuaFinnish
  • couchette, marge de manœuvreFrench
  • ágy, alvóhelyHungarian
  • navoliteto, trenoliteto, kabinetolito, litetoIdo
  • attracco, cuccetta, attraccareItalian
  • バース, 寝台Japanese
  • kooi, ligplaats, aanleggen, aanmerenDutch
  • køyeNorwegian
  • atracar, camarote, vagaPortuguese
  • должность, полка, место, причаливать, причалить, причал, койка, спальное место, якорное местоRussian
  • sovplats, kojSwedish

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