Berth

[b_ˈɜː_θ], [bˈɜːθ], [bˈɜːθ]

Definitions of berth:

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

Antonyms for berth:

unemployment, joblessness, avocation.


Quotes for berth:

  1. Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth – Max Beerbohm
  2. We had an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth and I think if that's not enough motivation I don't think you should be playing this game. – Tina Thompson

Usage examples for berth:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Aren't you going down to your berth – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  6. “ " Better give it a wide berth sir. ” – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  7. 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
  8. More to the right is the berth of the large steamers for La Seyne. ” – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  9. “ I thought, as I sought my berth and turned in at once, for I was dead tired. ” – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  10. We were kids together," he explained, as he climbed back into the upper berth – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  11. “ I am not in your berth – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. He climbed into his berth and was soon asleep. ” – The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. “ I had an upper berth – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  16. She went to her berth and fell fast asleep. ” – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  17. Ships will do well in future to give this place a wide berth – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  18. 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
  19. 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

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