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Definition of "berth" []

  • Sufficient space for a ship to maneuver; sea room: kept a clear berth of the reefs. (noun)
  • A space for a ship to dock or anchor: a steamship moored to its berth at the pier. (noun)
  • Employment on a ship: sought an officer's berth in the merchant marine. (noun)
  • A job: a comfortable berth as head of the department. (noun)
  • A built-in bed or bunk, as on a ship or a train. (noun)
  • A bed or bunk in a vessel or train, usually narrow and fixed to a wall (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A place assigned to a ship at a mooring (noun)
  • Sufficient distance from the shore or from other ships or objects for a ship to manoeuvre (noun)
  • Accommodation on a ship (noun)
  • A job, esp as a member of a ship's crew (noun)
  • To assign a berth to (a vessel) (verb)
  • To dock (a vessel) (verb)
  • To provide with a sleeping place, as on a vessel or train (verb)
  • To pick up a mooring in an anchorage (verb)

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Use "berth" in a sentence
  • "Kisla earned his title berth with a 3-1 upset of Canon-McMillan's Sam Brownlee, who is ranked No. 1 in Class AAA in the WPIAL."
  • "The other big early test for the title berth comes during the Texas State Fair and the annual clash between Texas and Oklahoma in Dallas."
  • "But getting a label berth enabled Mr. Arthur to get his foot in the door, even if he's still trying to get into the Big Room."