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berth

 (bûrth)
n.
1. Sufficient space for a vessel to maneuver; sea room: kept a clear berth of the reefs.
2. A space for a vessel to dock or anchor: a steamship moored to its berth at the pier.
3.
a. Employment on a vessel: sought an officer's berth in the merchant marine.
b. A job: a comfortable berth as head of the department.
4.
a. A built-in bed or bunk, as on a ship or a train.
b. A place to sleep or stay; accommodations: found a berth in a nearby hotel.
5. A space where a vehicle can be parked, as for loading.
v. berthed, berth·ing, berths
v.tr.
1. To bring (a vessel) to a berth.
2. To provide with a berth.
v.intr.
To come to a berth; dock.
Idiom:
a wide berth
Ample space or distance to avoid an unwanted consequence: gave their angry colleague a wide berth.

[Middle English birth; perhaps akin to beren, to bear; see bear1.]

berth

(bɜːθ)
n
1. a bed or bunk in a vessel or train, usually narrow and fixed to a wall
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a place assigned to a ship at a mooring
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical sufficient distance from the shore or from other ships or objects for a ship to manoeuvre
4. give a wide berth to to keep clear of; avoid
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical accommodation on a ship
6. informal a job, esp as a member of a ship's crew
vb
7. (Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to assign a berth to (a vessel)
8. (Nautical Terms) nautical to dock (a vessel)
9. (tr) to provide with a sleeping place, as on a vessel or train
10. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical to pick up a mooring in an anchorage
[C17: probably from bear1 + -th1]

berth

(bɜrθ)
n.
1. a shelflike sleeping space, as on a railroad car.
2.
a. a space allotted for a ship to dock or lie at anchor.
b. a safe distance, as between a vessel and the shore.
3. a job; place.
v.t.
4.
a. to allot a berth to (a ship).
b. to bring to or install in a berth or moorage.
v.i.
5. to come to a dock or moorage.
Idioms:
give a wide berth to, to keep a careful distance from; shun.
[1615–25]

berth


Past participle: berthed
Gerund: berthing

Imperative
berth
berth
Present
I berth
you berth
he/she/it berths
we berth
you berth
they berth
Preterite
I berthed
you berthed
he/she/it berthed
we berthed
you berthed
they berthed
Present Continuous
I am berthing
you are berthing
he/she/it is berthing
we are berthing
you are berthing
they are berthing
Present Perfect
I have berthed
you have berthed
he/she/it has berthed
we have berthed
you have berthed
they have berthed
Past Continuous
I was berthing
you were berthing
he/she/it was berthing
we were berthing
you were berthing
they were berthing
Past Perfect
I had berthed
you had berthed
he/she/it had berthed
we had berthed
you had berthed
they had berthed
Future
I will berth
you will berth
he/she/it will berth
we will berth
you will berth
they will berth
Future Perfect
I will have berthed
you will have berthed
he/she/it will have berthed
we will have berthed
you will have berthed
they will have berthed
Future Continuous
I will be berthing
you will be berthing
he/she/it will be berthing
we will be berthing
you will be berthing
they will be berthing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been berthing
you have been berthing
he/she/it has been berthing
we have been berthing
you have been berthing
they have been berthing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been berthing
you will have been berthing
he/she/it will have been berthing
we will have been berthing
you will have been berthing
they will have been berthing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been berthing
you had been berthing
he/she/it had been berthing
we had been berthing
you had been berthing
they had been berthing
Conditional
I would berth
you would berth
he/she/it would berth
we would berth
you would berth
they would berth
Past Conditional
I would have berthed
you would have berthed
he/she/it would have berthed
we would have berthed
you would have berthed
they would have berthed

berth

Place reserved for a boat at mooring.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.berth - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
academicianship - the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship - the position of accountant
admiralty - the office of admiral
ambassadorship - the post of ambassador
apostleship - the position of apostle
apprenticeship - the position of apprentice
associateship - the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship - the position of attorney
bailiffship - the office of bailiff
baronetage - the state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopate - the office and dignity of a bishop
cadetship - the position of cadet
caliphate - the office of a caliph
captaincy, captainship - the post of captain
cardinalship - the office of cardinal
chairmanship - the position of chairman
chancellorship - the office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainship - the position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainship - the position of chieftain
clerkship - the job of clerk
commandership, commandery - the position or office of commander
comptrollership - the position of comptroller
consulship - the post of consul
controllership - the position of controller
councillorship, councilorship - the position of council member
counsellorship, counselorship - the position of counselor
curacy - the position of a curate
curatorship - the position of curator
custodianship - the position of custodian
deanship, deanery - the position or office of a dean
directorship - the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship - the position of disciple
editorship - the position of editor
eldership - the office of elder
emirate - the office of an emir
fatherhood - the status of a father
fatherhood - the status of a religious leader
foremanship - the position of foreman
generalcy, generalship - the office and authority of a general
governorship - the office of governor
headship - the position of head
headship - the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat - a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency - the office of an incumbent
inspectorship - the office of inspector
instructorship - the position of instructor
internship - the position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicature - the position of judge
khanate - the position of a khan
lectureship - the post of lecturer
legateship, legation - the post or office of legate
legislatorship - the office of legislator
librarianship - the position of librarian
lieutenancy - the position of a lieutenant
magistracy, magistrature - the position of magistrate
managership - the position of manager
manhood - the status of being a man
marshalship - the post of marshall
mastership - the position of master
mayoralty - the position of mayor
messiahship - the position of messiah
moderatorship - the position of moderator
overlordship - the position of overlord
pastorship, pastorate - the position of pastor
peasanthood - the state of being a peasant; "the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood"
plum - a highly desirable position or assignment; "a political plum"
praetorship - the office of praetor
precentorship - the position of precentor
preceptorship - the position of preceptor
prefecture - the office of prefect
prelacy, prelature - the office or station of a prelate
2.berth - a place where a craft can be made fastberth - a place where a craft can be made fast
anchorage ground, anchorage - place for vessels to anchor
3.berth - a bed on a ship or trainberth - a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
lower, lower berth - the lower of two berths
upper, upper berth - the higher of two berths
Verb1.berth - provide with a berth
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.berth - secure in or as if in a berth or dockberth - secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"
wharf - moor at a wharf; "The ship was wharfed"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
3.berth - come into or dock at a wharfberth - come into or dock at a wharf; "the big ship wharfed in the evening"
dock - come into dock; "the ship docked"

berth

noun
1. bunk, bed, cot (Nautical), hammock, billet Golding booked a berth on the first boat he could.
2. (Nautical) anchorage, haven, slip, port, harbour, dock, pier, wharf, quay A ship has applied to leave its berth.
3. job, position, post, situation, employment, appointment, living some of the players who tried for a berth on the team
verb
1. (Nautical) anchor, job, land, dock, moor, tie up, drop anchor The ship berthed in New York.
give something a wide berth avoid, shun, steer clear of, sidestep, keep away from, keep aloof from She gives showbiz parties a wide berth.

berth

noun
A post of employment:
Slang: gig.
verb
To provide with often temporary lodging:
Translations
سَرِيرٌ بِقِطارِ أَوْ سَفِينَةمَرْبِط السُّفُن، مَرْسىمَقْصورةُ نَوْمٍ للرُّكّاب في سَفينَهيَرْبُط، يُرْسي السَّفينَه
lůžkozakotvitkabinakotvištělehátko
køjelægge til kajkajplads
punkkavuodepaikka junassa tai laivalla
brodski ležaj
horgonyzóhely
lægileggja aî, koma í lægisvefnpláss, koja
寝台
침대
gultaslaivo švartavimosi vietaprisišvartuotiprišvartuoti
enkurvietaguļvietakojanoenkurot
miesto na kotvenie
kajplats
ที่นอนในเรือหรือรถไฟ
kabinkuşetpalamar yeriranzarıhtıma yanaş mak
giường ngủ trên tàu

berth

[bɜːθ]
A. N
1. (on ship, train) (= cabin) → camarote m; (= bunk) → litera f
2. (Naut) (at wharf) → amarradero m; (in marina etc) → punto m de atraque
to give sb a wide berthevitar el encuentro con algn
B. VI (Naut) → atracar
C. VT (Naut) → atracar

berth

[ˈbɜːrθ]
n
(= bed) → couchette f
(for ship)poste m d'amarrage, mouillage m
to give sb/sth a wide berth → éviter qn/qch
vi
(in harbour)accoster
(at anchor)mouiller

berth

n
(on ship) → Koje f; (on train) → Schlafwagenplatz m
(Naut, for ship) → Liegeplatz m
(Naut, = sea-room) → Raum m; to give a wide berth to a shipAbstand zu einem Schiff halten; to give somebody/something a wide berth (fig)einen (weiten) Bogen um jdn/etw machen
vianlegen
vt to berth a shipmit einem Schiff (am Kai) anlegen; (= assign berth to)einem Schiff einen Liegeplatz zuweisen; where is she berthed?wo liegt es?, wo hat es angelegt?

berth

[bɜːθ]
1. n (on ship, train) → cuccetta (Naut) (place at wharf) → ormeggio
to give sb a wide berth (fig) → tenersi alla larga da qn
2. viormeggiare; (in harbour) → entrare in porto

berth

(bəːθ) noun
1. a sleeping-place in a ship etc.
2. a place in a port etc where a ship can be moored.
verb
to moor (a ship). The ship berthed last night.

berth

سَرِيرٌ بِقِطارِ أَوْ سَفِينَة lůžko køje Koje κουκέτα atracadero, litera vuodepaikka junassa tai laivalla couchette brodski ležaj cuccetta 寝台 침대 slaapplaats køye koja leito койка kajplats ที่นอนในเรือหรือรถไฟ kabin giường ngủ trên tàu 卧铺
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