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berth (n.)

1620s, "convenient sea room" (Bailey's dictionary), for ships or for sailors, a word of uncertain origin, probably from bear (v.) + abstract noun suffix -th (2) as in strength, health, etc. Original sense is preserved in the figurative phrase to give (something or someone) wide berth "keep well away from." Meaning "place on a ship to stow chests and for sailors to sleep" is from 1706; extended to non-nautical situations by 1778.

berth (v.)

1660s, of ships, "to assign or allot anchoring ground to," from berth (n.). Of persons, "to occupy a berth" (intransitive) from 1886. Related: Berthed; berthing.

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Definitions of berth from WordNet
1
berth (v.)
provide with a berth;
berth (v.)
secure in or as if in a berth or dock;
Synonyms: moor / tie up
berth (v.)
come into or dock at a wharf;
Synonyms: moor / wharf
2
berth (n.)
a job in an organization;
Synonyms: position / post / office / spot / billet / place / situation
berth (n.)
a place where a craft can be made fast;
Synonyms: mooring / moorage / slip
berth (n.)
a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers;
Synonyms: bunk / built in bed
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