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Meaning of BERTH

Pronunciation:  burth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  
  2. [n]  a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
  3. [n]  a place where a craft can be made fast
  4. [v]  come into or dock at a wharf; "the big ship wharfed in the evening"
  5. [v]  secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"
  6. [v]  provide with a berth

BERTH is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: built in bed, bunk, moor, moorage, mooring, office, place, position, post, situation, slip, spot, tie up, wharf
 See Also: academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, anchorage, anchorage ground, apostleship, apprenticeship, attorneyship, bailiffship, bed, bishopry, business, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, directorship, discipleship, dock, editorship, eldership, emirate, fasten, fix, foremanship, furnish, generalship, governorship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, job, judgeship, judgship, judicature, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, line, line of work, lower, lower berth, magistracy, managership, occupation, provide, render, secure, supply, upper, upper berth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Berth\, n. [From the root of bear to produce, like birth
    nativity. See {Birth}.] [Also written {birth}.]
    1. (Naut.)
       (a) Convenient sea room.
       (b) A room in which a number of the officers or ship's
           company mess and reside.
       (c) The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or
           at a wharf.
    2. An allotted place; an appointment; situation or
       employment. ``He has a good berth.'' --Totten.
    3. A place in a ship to sleep in; a long box or shelf on the
       side of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railway car, for
       sleeping in.
    {Berth deck}, the deck next below the lower gun deck. --Ham.
       Nav. Encyc.
    {To give} (the land or any object) {a wide berth}, to keep at
       a distance from it.
  2. \Berth\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Berthed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To give an anchorage to, or a place to lie at; to place in
       a berth; as, she was berthed stem to stern with the
    2. To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth
       a ship's company. --Totten.
Thesaurus Terms
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