Definitions of berth

  1. provide with a berth
  2. a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
  3. a place where a craft can be made fast
  4. come into or dock at a wharf; " the big ship wharfed in the evening"
  5. secure in or as if in a berth or dock; " tie up the boat"
  6. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  7. Convenient sea room.
  8. A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.
  9. The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf.
  10. An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 Adelaide.
  13. To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company.
  14. Enough room at sea for a ship to throw an anchor in; a station which a ship occupies at port; a room in a vessel set apart for officers or seamen; a bunk or bed for a passenger on a ship or railway carriage; a sistuation or appoinment.
  15. To give an anchorage to; to give a sleeping place to.
  16. To come to an anchoring place.
  17. A ship's station at anchor: a room or sleeping- place in a ship: a situation or place of employment.
  18. A sleeping- place in a ship; a ship's place at anchor; a place or station.
  19. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping - car, etc.
  20. A place in which a vessel can lie.
  21. A place of employment, as on a vessel. birth.
  22. A station in which a ship rides at anchor; a room in a ship; a sleeping- place in a ship; situation or appointment.
  23. To allot bertha in a ship. To give a wide berth to, to keep well clear of.
  24. The position of a ship at anchor; a space or room in a ship; a place to sleep in : to give a wide berth, to leave considerable room for.

Usage examples for berth

  1. We were kids together," he explained, as he climbed back into the upper berth. – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  2. It was evident that at the last moment the messenger had decided to take Room A, a four- berth compartment at the end of the car. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  3. I had an upper berth. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  4. More to the right is the berth of the large steamers for La Seyne. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  5. He occupied the berth exactly opposite mine, and though I knew he was ill, I had no idea that his end was so near. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  6. On the present occasion Norris's services were, however, accepted, and all in the berth who could get leave agreed to go. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. Aren't you going down to your berth? – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  8. The widow, as Ford and Doctor Sparrow still thought of her, was lying on the sofa that ran the length of the state- room, parallel with the lower berth. – The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
  9. She went to her berth, and fell fast asleep. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  10. As we descended from the flats to cross over to our old berth, we found it occupied by a party of natives, who were disposed to be rather troublesome, especially one old fellow, whose conduct annoyed me exceedingly. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  11. His fortune was his name, for the family was too old to be wealthy and too proud to be in trade; yet he never lacked a berth on a yacht or a room in a country house, and wherever he went, he brought a collection of rare tales and a song or two which made him the friend of all. – With Edge Tools by Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
  12. I am not in your berth! – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy
  13. He climbed into his berth and was soon asleep. – The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. But when they do, we're as uncomfortable about penitents as anybody, and we give them as wide a berth. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  15. " Better give it a wide berth, sir. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  16. The price of passage, for instance, in the Geneva steamboats, from one end of the lake to the other, a distance of about fifty miles, is two dollars, without berth or meals; whereas you can go from New York to Albany, which is more than three times as far, for half a dollar. – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
  17. His berth must be the poor fellow's coffin, said Captain Stride, when the death was reported to him. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. Ships will do well in future to give this place a wide berth." – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  19. I thought, as I sought my berth, and turned in at once, for I was dead tired. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside