- 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
Example sentences from the Web for berth
Both the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints enter Week 15 with playoff berths secured, but when they face off Sunday there will be a lot on the line.The Saints and Chiefs are in hot pursuit of NFL’s critical top playoff seeds|Neil Greenberg|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
The western half of the country has vanished, its berths dwindling from its trickle of Oregon in 2014 and Washington in 2016.The College Football Playoff has become an exclusive club. West Coast schools not invited.|Chuck Culpepper|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
With three weeks left to play in the NFL regular season, 26 teams remain in contention for a playoff berth.NFL Week 15 playoff scenarios: The NFC picture is historically crowded|Matt Bonesteel|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
They hold the edge for a wild-card berth entering Week 11 games, just barely ahead of the Titans and Browns, both of whom are also 6-3.AFC South thrives and the Steelers stay unbeaten in NFL Week 11|Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
In fact, the station now brims with so many astronauts that it has run out of sleeping berths, so Hopkins may be snoozing in the Resilience capsule itself, he said during the press conference.SpaceX and NASA officially flew people into space. What’s next?|Charlie Wood|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
The freighter had anchored off the Manila port area during the night, berthing in the early hours.The Golden Skull|John Blaine
The ship had berthing room for eight or ten people irrespective of the officers who slept aft.
The berthing made to fit into a vessel's gangway on either side.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
To him each midshipman reported, saluting, stated his name, and received his berthing.Dave Darrin's Second Year at Annapolis|H. Irving Hancock
The rest of his companions had to hasten to assist in the berthing of the airship.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for berth
Word Origin for berth
Idioms and Phrases with berth
see give a wide berth to.