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Berth
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.
  • (n.) An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment.
  • (n.) Convenient sea room.
  • (n.) The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf.
  • (v. t.) To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company.
  • (v. t.) 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.

    OPTED is a public domain English word list dictionary, based on the public domain portion of "The Project Gutenberg Etext of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary" which is in turn based on the 1913 US Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. (See Project Gutenburg.)


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