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 Dictionary entry overview: What does berth mean? 

BERTH (noun)
  The noun BERTH has 3 senses:

1. a job in an organization
2. a place where a craft can be made fast
3. a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

  Familiarity information: BERTH used as a noun is uncommon.

BERTH (verb)
  The verb BERTH has 3 senses:

1. provide with a berth
2. secure in or as if in a berth or dock
3. come into or dock at a wharf

  Familiarity information: BERTH used as a verb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

BERTH (noun)

Sense 1berth [BACK TO TOP]


A job in an organization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


berth; billet; post; situation; position; office; place; spot

Context example:

he occupied a post in the treasury

Hypernyms ("berth" is a kind of...):

business; job; line; line of work; occupation (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "berth"):

magistracy; magistrature (the position of magistrate)

prefecture (the office of prefect)

prelacy; prelature (the office or station of a prelate)

premiership (the office of premier)

presidency; presidentship (the office and function of president)

primateship (the office of primate)

principalship (the post of principal)

priorship (the office of prior)

proconsulate; proconsulship (the position of proconsul)

proctorship (the position of proctor)

chair; professorship (the position of professor)

protectorship (the position of protector)

preceptorship (the position of preceptor)

precentorship (the position of precentor)

praetorship (the office of praetor)

managership (the position of manager)

manhood (the status of being a man)

marshalship (the post of marshall)

mastership (the position of master)

mayoralty (the position of mayor)

messiahship (the position of messiah)

moderatorship (the position of moderator)

overlordship (the position of overlord)

pastorate; pastorship (the position of pastor)

peasanthood (the state of being a peasant)

plum (a highly desirable position or assignment)

public office (a position concerning the people as a whole)

rabbinate (the office or function of a rabbi)

teachership (the position of teacher)

thaneship (the position of thane)

throne (the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions)

treasurership (the position of treasurer)

tribuneship (the position of tribune)

trusteeship (the position of trustee)

vice-presidency (the office and function of a vice president)

viceroyship (the position of viceroy)

viziership (the position of vizier)

wardenship (the position of warden)

wardership (the position of warder)

studentship (the position of student)

stewardship (the position of steward)

speakership (the position of speaker)

receivership (the office of a receiver)

rectorate; rectorship (the office or station of a rector)

regency (the office of a regent)

residency (the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship))

rulership (the position of ruler)

sainthood (the status and dignity of a saint)

secretaryship (the position of secretary)

feudal lordship; seigneury; seigniory (the position and authority of a feudal lord)

senatorship (the office of senator)

sinecure (an office that involves minimal duties)

solicitorship (the position of solicitor)

womanhood (the status of a woman)

academicianship (the position of member of an honorary academy)

chairmanship (the position of chairman)

chancellorship (the office of chancellor)

chaplaincy; chaplainship (the position of chaplain)

chieftaincy; chieftainship (the position of chieftain)

clerkship (the job of clerk)

commandership; commandery (the position or office of commander)

comptrollership (the position of comptroller)

consulship (the post of consul)

controllership (the position of controller)

councillorship; councilorship (the position of council member)

counsellorship; counselorship (the position of counselor)

cardinalship (the office of cardinal)

captaincy; captainship (the post of captain)

caliphate (the office of a caliph)

accountantship (the position of accountant)

admiralty (the office of admiral)

ambassadorship (the post of ambassador)

apostleship (the position of apostle)

apprenticeship (the position of apprentice)

associateship (the position of associate (as in an office or academy))

attorneyship (the position of attorney)

bailiffship (the office of bailiff)

baronetage (the state of a baronet)

bishopry; episcopate (the office and dignity of a bishop)

cadetship (the position of cadet)

curacy (the position of a curate)

curatorship (the position of curator)

hot seat (a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism)

incumbency (the office of an incumbent)

inspectorship (the office of inspector)

instructorship (the position of instructor)

internship (the position of a medical intern)

judgeship; judicature (the position of judge)

khanate (the position of a khan)

lectureship (the post of lecturer)

legateship; legation (the post or office of legate)

legislatorship (the office of legislator)

librarianship (the position of librarian)

lieutenancy (the position of a lieutenant)

headship (the position of headmaster or headmistress)

headship (the position of head)

custodianship (the position of custodian)

deanery; deanship (the position or office of a dean)

directorship (the position of a director of a business concern)

discipleship (the position of disciple)

editorship (the position of editor)

eldership (the office of elder)

emirate (the office of an emir)

fatherhood (the status of a father)

fatherhood (the status of a religious leader)

foremanship (the position of foreman)

generalcy; generalship (the office and authority of a general)

governorship (the office of governor)

Sense 2berth [BACK TO TOP]


A place where a craft can be made fast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


mooring; moorage; berth; slip

Hypernyms ("berth" is a kind of...):

anchorage; anchorage ground (place for vessels to anchor)

Sense 3berth [BACK TO TOP]


A bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


built in bed; bunk; berth

Hypernyms ("berth" is a kind of...):

bed (a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "berth"):

lower; lower berth (the lower of two berths)

upper; upper berth (the higher of two berths)

BERTH (verb)

Sense 1berth [BACK TO TOP]


Provide with a berth

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "berth" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sense 2berth [BACK TO TOP]


Secure in or as if in a berth or dock

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


moor; berth; tie up

Context example:

tie up the boat

Hypernyms (to "berth" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "berth"):

wharf (moor at a wharf)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 3berth [BACK TO TOP]


Come into or dock at a wharf

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


moor; berth; wharf

Context example:

the big ship wharfed in the evening

Hypernyms (to "berth" is one way to...):

dock (come into dock)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

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