- 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)
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Idioms for berth
OTHER WORDS FROM berthun·berth, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH berthberth , birth.
Words nearby berth
Example sentences 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.