meaning of Berth

Berth meaning in General Dictionary

To give an anchorage to or somewhere to lay at to position in a berth as she was berthed stem to stern with all the Adelaide

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  • supply with a berth
  • safe in or as though in a berth or dock
  • come into or dock at a wharf
  • a spot where a craft may be made quickly
  • a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
  • a job in a business
  • Convenient sea room.
  • A room which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and live.
  • The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf.
  • An allotted destination; a consultation; circumstance or employment.
  • A place in a ship to sleep in; a lengthy package or shelf regarding the part of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railroad vehicle, for sleeping in.
  • To give an anchorage to, or a location to lie at; to put in a berth; since, she was berthed stem to stern using Adelaide.
  • To allocate or furnish berths to, on shipboard; because, to berth a ship's business.

Berth meaning in Names Dictionary

Beautiful.
Name Origin: Welsh
Name Gender: Female


Berth meaning in Law Dictionary

1. somewhere where people sleep on a ship or train. 2. where a boat is moored when loading and discharging guests or cargo.


Berth meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1620s, "convenient sea-room" (both for vessels and sailors), of uncertain beginning, probably from bear (v.) + abstract noun suffix -th (2) such as energy, wellness, etc. first sense is maintained in expression to give (something or someone) broad berth. Indicating "place on a ship to stow chests, room for sailors" is from 1706; extended to non-nautical situations by 1778.

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  • 1660s, of boats, from berth (letter.). Of individuals (intransitive), from 1886. Related: Berthed; berthing.

Berth meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Convenient sea room.

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  • (letter.) A room where several of the officials or ship's company mess and live.
  • (letter.) The place where a ship lies when this woman is at anchor, or at a wharf.
  • (n.) An allotted location; an appointment; scenario or work.
  • (letter.) A location in a ship to settle; an extended package or shelf on the side of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railway automobile, for resting in.
  • (v. t.) To offer an anchorage to, or a place to lay at; to position in a berth; since, she had been berthed stem to stern using Adelaide.
  • (v. t.) To allot or provide berths to, on shipboard; since, to berth a ship's company.

Sentence Examples with the word Berth

Pierre received a wide berth from the Starbucks customers, his massive frame standing out even more among normal-sized humans.

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