Definitions for: Berth

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Synonyms: built in bed, bunk, moor, moorage, mooring, office, place, position, post, situation, slip, spot, tie up, wharf

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