- 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.
verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
Related formsun·berth, verb (used with object)
Can be confusedberth birth
Examples from the Web for berth
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
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
Carry along a waterproof sheet to give the porter when he makes up the berth.If Your Baby Must Travel in Wartime|United States Department of Labor, Children's Bureau
He can usually satisfy his hobby, too, for most travellers steer clear of the berth.Pitching in a Pinch|Christy Mathewson
The next instant he was thrown against the frame of the berth.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
By listening outside the curtains of his berth they discovered, without a doubt, that it proceeded from there.Dick, Marjorie and Fidge|G. E. Farrow
Going over to the berth he found her lying there, with face turned to the wall.Murder Point|Coningsby Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for berth
Word Origin for berth
Idioms and Phrases with berth
see give a wide berth to.