Berth - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɜːrθ|  American pronunciation of the word berth
Brit.  |bɜːθ|  British pronunciation of the word berth


- a job in an organization (syn: billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot)
- a place where a craft can be made fast (syn: moorage, mooring, slip)
- a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers (syn: bunk)


- provide with a berth
- secure in or as if in a berth or dock (syn: moor, tie up)
- come into or dock at a wharf (syn: moor, wharf)

Extra examples

He has a starting berth on the all-star team.

The ship was berthed at this pier.

The ship berthed at this pier.

The accommodation is very simple, consisting of berthing in two tiers in the women's ward and feeding.

Who will sleep on the upper berth?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: berth
he/she/it: berths
present participle: berthing
past tense: berthed
past participle: berthed
singular: berth
plural: berths
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