- the space allotted to a vessel at anchor or at a wharf.
- the distance maintained between a vessel and the shore, another vessel, or any object.
- the position or rank of a ship's officer.
- the cabin of a ship's officer.
- to allot to (a vessel) a certain space at which to anchor or tie up.
- to bring to or install in a berth, anchorage, or moorage: The captain had to berth the ship without the aid of tugboats.
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OTHER WORDS FROM berthun·berth, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH berthberth , birth
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How to use berth in a sentence
Then to close out the season, Washington returns home for meetings with Rivera’s old team, the Panthers, and the Seattle Seahawks, before heading to Philadelphia with possibly a playoff berth on the line.Ron Rivera tries to keep Washington focused amid increasing coronavirus disruptions|Nicki Jhabvala|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
After everyone cooled down, the 6-3 teams, in contention for a wild-card berth, turned their attention to football.AFC South thrives and the Steelers stay unbeaten in NFL Week 11|Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
From here, Ohio State needs to sweep Illinois, Michigan State and Michigan — none of whom will escape this weekend with a winning record — and then defeat the Big Ten West champ to effectively sew up a playoff berth.College football winners and losers for Week 12: Northwestern on track for Big Ten title game|Patrick Stevens|November 22, 2020|Washington Post
Like at airports, berths are used by multiple ships, and a late ship can cause larger delays in the system.Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.|Erik Olsen|September 29, 2020|Popular-Science
It ended, as Butler was leading Miami to a berth in the NBA Finals, with a first-round sweep and the dismissal of head coach Brett Brown.Can The Sixers Find A Way To Win It All With Embiid And Simmons?|James L. Jackson|September 28, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Applying the Fourth Amendment to street stops, the Court has long preferred bright, clear rules that give wide berth to police.Can Government Call the Shots on Cellphone Privacy?|Aziz Huq|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only then would a racer likely get a chance at a World Cup berth, from the very back of the start list.Skiing Prodigy Mikaela Shiffrin Looks Ahead to Sochi|Jake Bright|December 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nobody wants to come anywhere near you, and the more expensive the other car, the wider berth it allows.
Still, I retain hope that—given its midseason berth—NBC can tweak this enough to improve on an underwhelming first showing.
They arranged for a berth for Liebling on LCI(L)-88, one of the first large landing crafts scheduled to hit Omaha.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day|Timothy M. Gay|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He showed his wisdom in giving the Pandemonium card-room a very wide berth for the rest of his days.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Let the young philosopher avoid such practice, and give a wide berth to those who follow them.
This was not a bad idea, although the stranger shuddered as he thought of his ill-smelling stateroom and short berth.
This seemed reasonable, and the people settled upon it, and gave him a wide berth as one who wished to be let alone.
He kept his official berth, and continued to go into society, frequenting dances and theatres.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
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see give a wide berth to.