Definition of Berth

1. Noun. A job in an organization. "He occupied a post in the treasury"

Exact synonyms: Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation
Specialized synonyms: Academicianship, Accountantship, Admiralty, Ambassadorship, Apostleship, Apprenticeship, Associateship, Attorneyship, Bailiffship, Baronetage, Bishopry, Episcopate, Cadetship, Caliphate, Captaincy, Captainship, Cardinalship, Chairmanship, Chancellorship, Chaplaincy, Chaplainship, Chieftaincy, Chieftainship, Clerkship, Commandership, Commandery, Comptrollership, Consulship, Controllership, Councillorship, Councilorship, Counsellorship, Counselorship, Curacy, Curatorship, Custodianship, Deanery, Deanship, Directorship, Discipleship, Editorship, Eldership, Emirate, Fatherhood, Fatherhood, Foremanship, Generalcy, Generalship, Governorship, Headship, Headship, Hot Seat, Incumbency, Inspectorship, Instructorship, Internship, Judgeship, Judicature, Khanate, Lectureship, Legateship, Legation, Legislatorship, Librarianship, Lieutenancy, Magistracy, Magistrature, Managership, Manhood, Marshalship, Mastership, Mayoralty, Messiahship, Moderatorship, Overlordship, Pastorate, Pastorship, Peasanthood, Plum, Praetorship, Precentorship, Preceptorship, Prefecture, Prelacy, Prelature, Premiership, Presidency, Presidentship, Primateship, Principalship, Priorship, Proconsulate, Proconsulship, Proctorship, Chair, Professorship, Protectorship, Public Office, Rabbinate, Receivership, Rectorate, Rectorship, Regency, Residency, Rulership, Sainthood, Secretaryship, Feudal Lordship, Seigneury, Seigniory, Senatorship, Sinecure, Solicitorship, Speakership, Stewardship, Studentship, Teachership, Thaneship, Throne, Treasurership, Tribuneship, Trusteeship, Vice-presidency, Viceroyship, Viziership, Wardenship, Wardership, Womanhood
Derivative terms: Officiate, Place, Place, Place, Post

2. Verb. Provide with a berth.
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

3. Noun. A place where a craft can be made fast.
Exact synonyms: Moorage, Mooring, Slip
Generic synonyms: Anchorage, Anchorage Ground
Derivative terms: Moor

4. Verb. Secure in or as if in a berth or dock. "Tie up the boat"
Exact synonyms: Moor, Tie Up
Specialized synonyms: Wharf
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Mooring

5. Noun. A bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers.
Exact synonyms: Built In Bed, Bunk
Generic synonyms: Bed
Specialized synonyms: Lower, Lower Berth, Upper, Upper Berth

6. Verb. Come into or dock at a wharf. "The big ship wharfed in the evening"
Exact synonyms: Moor, Wharf
Generic synonyms: Dock
Derivative terms: Wharf

Definition of Berth

1. n. Convenient sea room.

2. 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.

Definition of Berth

1. Noun. A fixed bunk for sleeping in (caravans, trains, etc). ¹

2. Noun. Room for maneuvering or safety. (Often used in the phrase ''a wide berth''.) ¹

3. Noun. A space for a ship to moor or a vehicle to park. ¹

4. Noun. A job or position, especially on a ship. ¹

5. Noun. (sports) Position or seed in a tournament bracket. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) to bring (a ship or vehicle) into its berth ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) to assign a berth (bunk or position) to ¹

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Definition of Berth

1. to provide with a mooring [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Berth

berth (current term)

Literary usage of Berth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Car-builder's Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which by Master Car-Builders' Association, Matthias Nace Forney, Arthur Mellen Wellington, Leander Garey, Calvin A. Smith (1906)
"Upper berth. 2, Figs. 2070-2072. The top berth in a sleeping car section. It folds up by day against the roof, being secured by a berth latch or safety ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Carriers: As Administered in the Courts of the by Robert Hutchinson, Jacob Scott Matthews, William Frederick Dickinson (1906)
"Same subject—Vessel to proceed to berth "as ordered."— When the charter party provides that the cargo is to be delivered at any safe berth "as ordered" on ..."

3. The Law Journal Reports: New Series (1885)
"Coffin (I) is distinguishable from this case, because there the charter-party did not contain a clause that the ship was to proceed to a ready quay berth. ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"His face rose very distinctly before me as I undressed, and I even went so far as to draw back the curtains of the upper berth, as though to persuade myself ..."

5. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander Kinglake (1877)
"Except for Agamemnon, no good berth over the reef. The steamships kept under way. Explosion on Fort Cons tan- tine. Havoc wrought amongst the upper- tier ..."

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