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Berth - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Berth' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Berth [ n.]
- Convenient sea room.
- A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.
- The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf.
- An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment.
- 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.
2 . Berth [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company.

Meaning of 'Berth' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . berth [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a job in an organization
Example in sentence:
  • he occupied a post in the treasury
2 . berth [ v]
Meaning (2):
- come into or dock at a wharf
Example in sentence:
  • the big ship wharfed in the evening
Meaning (3):
- secure in or as if in a berth or dock
Example in sentence:
  • tie up the boat