- 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)
Words nearby berth
Idioms for berth
OTHER WORDS FROM berthun·berth, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH berthberth birth
Examples from the Web for berthed
Entering New York a few days after war had been declared, we berthed alongside a crack German liner.Merchantmen-at-Arms|David W. Bone
A large vessel containing bales of jute is berthed on the quay-side adjoining the jute sheds in Fig. 6.The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth|T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
If it were berthed across the street I'd be dead before I got halfway to it.Bride of the Dark One|Florence Verbell Brown
For a few strenuous minutes we toiled at the sweeps till the Dulcibella was berthed ahead of the steamer, in deeper water.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
Ten minutes later she was alongside and berthed, and the disembarkation began.The Relief of Mafeking|Filson Young
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Idioms and Phrases with berthed
see give a wide berth to.