berth

[b_ˈɜː_θ], [bˈɜːθ], [bˈɜːθ]

Definitions of berth:

  1.   To give an anchorage to; to give a sleeping place to. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   To come to an anchoring place. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   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. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A sleeping- place in a ship; a ship's place at anchor; a place or station. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   A station in which a ship rides at anchor; a room in a ship; a sleeping- place in a ship; situation or appointment. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   To allot bertha in a ship. To give a wide berth to, to keep well clear of. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   A ship's station at anchor: a room or sleeping- place in a ship: a situation or place of employment. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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. 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
  2. He climbed into his berth and was soon asleep. ” – The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. 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
  4. “ I am not in your berth – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy
  5. 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
  6. Aren't you going down to your berth – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  7. 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
  8. We were kids together," he explained, as he climbed back into the upper berth – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  9. “ " Better give it a wide berth sir. ” – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  10. 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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