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English Dictionary: berth by the DICT Development Group
3 results for berth
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
    Synonym(s): position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
  2. a place where a craft can be made fast
    Synonym(s): mooring, moorage, berth, slip
  3. a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    Synonym(s): berth, bunk, built in bed
  1. provide with a berth
  2. secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"
    Synonym(s): moor, berth, tie up
  3. come into or dock at a wharf; "the big ship wharfed in the evening"
    Synonym(s): moor, berth, wharf
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Berth \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Berth \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. [bd]He has a good berth.[b8] --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.
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