Definitions of berth

  1. provide with a berth
  2. a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
  3. secure in or as if in a berth or dock; " tie up the boat"
  4. Convenient sea room.
  5. A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.
  6. The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf.
  7. An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment.
  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 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.
  10. To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company.
  11. 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.
  12. To give an anchorage to; to give a sleeping place to.
  13. To come to an anchoring place.
  14. A ship's station at anchor: a room or sleeping- place in a ship: a situation or place of employment.
  15. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping - car, etc.
  16. A place in which a vessel can lie.
  17. A place of employment, as on a vessel. birth.
  18. A station in which a ship rides at anchor; a room in a ship; a sleeping- place in a ship; situation or appointment.
  19. To allot bertha in a ship. To give a wide berth to, to keep well clear of.
  20. 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. 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
  2. Aren't you going down to your berth? – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  3. Ships will do well in future to give this place a wide berth." – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  4. 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
  5. He climbed into his berth and was soon asleep. – The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. " Better give it a wide berth, sir. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  7. More to the right is the berth of the large steamers for La Seyne. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  8. 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
  9. I am not in your berth! – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy
  10. 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
  11. We were kids together," he explained, as he climbed back into the upper berth. – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  12. 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
  13. I had an upper berth. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. She went to her berth, and fell fast asleep. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  17. 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
  18. I thought, as I sought my berth, and turned in at once, for I was dead tired. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  19. 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