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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.]

berthed

(bɜːθt)
adj
(Nautical Terms) nautical in a berth
Translations

berthed

[ˈbɜːrθt] adj [ship] → amarré(e)
References in classic literature ?
As to being berthed with Master Bump-ho for a night or so, it’s but little I think of it, Squire Dickens, seeing that I calls him an honest man, and one as has a handy way with boat-hooks and rifles; but as for owning that a man desarves anything worse than a double allowance, for knocking that carpenters face a-one-side, as you call it, I’ll maintain it’s agin’ reason and Christianity.
The boat had the double advantage, in navigating the Zuyder Zee, of being large, and of drawing very little water; the captain's cabin was at the stern; and the two or three men who formed his crew were berthed forward, in the bows.
The cabin-boy Ransome (from whom I had first heard of these atrocities) came in at times from the round-house, where he berthed and served, now nursing a bruised limb in silent agony, now raving against the cruelty of Mr.