The definition of a berth is a built-in space to sleep on a boat or train, the space required for a ship to maneuver safely and a place where a ship is intended to dock.(noun)
To berth is to put a ship in its specific place or to find a space for someone to rest.(verb)
See berth in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < base of bear + -th
See berth in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English birth
Origin: ; perhaps akin to beren, to bear; see Bear 1.
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