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berth


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Berth  \Berth\,  n.  [From  the  root  of  bear  to  produce,  like  birth 
  nativity.  See  {Birth}.]  [Also  written  {birth}.] 
  1.  (Naut.) 
  a  Convenient  sea  room 
  b  A  room  in  which  a  number  of  the  officers  or  ship's 
  company  mess  and  reside. 
  c  The  place  where  a  ship  lies  when  she  is  at  anchor,  or 
  at  a  wharf. 
 
  2.  An  allotted  place  an  appointment;  situation  or 
  employment.  ``He  has  a  good  berth.''  --Totten. 
 
  3.  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 
 
  {Berth  deck},  the  deck  next  below  the  lower  gun  deck.  --Ham. 
  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  {To  give}  (the  land  or  any  object)  {a  wide  berth},  to  keep  at 
  a  distance  from  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Berth  \Berth\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Berthed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Berthing}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  allot  or  furnish  berths  to  on  shipboard;  as  to  berth 
  a  ship's  company.  --Totten. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  berth 
  n  1:  a  job  in  an  organization  or  hierarchy;  "he  ocupied  a  post  in 
  the  treasury"  [syn:  {position},  {post},  {slot},  {office}, 
  {spot},  {place},  {situation}] 
  2:  a  place  where  a  craft  can  be  made  fast  [syn:  {mooring},  {moorage}, 
  {slip}] 
  3:  a  bed  on  a  ship  or  train;  usually  in  tiers  [syn:  {bunk},  {built 
  in  bed}] 
  v  1:  provide  with  a  berth 
  2:  secure  in  or  as  if  in  a  berth;  of  ships  [syn:  {moor}] 




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