What does berth mean?

Definitions for berthbɜrθ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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

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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

Images & Illustrations of berth

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Translations for berth

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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