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berth

[ burth ]
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noun

verb (used with object)

Nautical.
  1. to allot to (a vessel) a certain space at which to anchor or tie up.
  2. to bring to or install in a berth, anchorage, or moorage: The captain had to berth the ship without the aid of tugboats.
to provide with a sleeping space, as on a train.

verb (used without object)

Nautical. to come to a dock, anchorage, or moorage.

RELATED WORDS

dock, settle, tether, berth, moor, rendezvous, anchor, secure, fix, attach, fasten, alight, thump, pilot, debark, disembark, ditch, steer, ground, chain

Nearby words

bersagliere, berseem, berserk, berserker, bert, berth, bertha, berthage, berthelot, bertie, bertiella

Idioms

    give a wide berth to, to shun; remain discreetly away from: Since his riding accident, he has given a wide berth to skittish horses.

Origin of berth

1615–25; probably bear1 + -th1
SYNONYMS FOR berth
Related formsun·berth, verb (used with object)
Can be confusedberth birth
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British Dictionary definitions for berthed

berth

/ (bɜːθ) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for berth

C17: probably from bear 1 + -th 1
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Idioms and Phrases with berthed

berth


see give a wide berth to.

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