berth berth  /ˈbɜrθ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a job in an organization
  2. (n) a place where a craft can be made fast
  3. (n) a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
  4. (v) provide with a berth
  5. (v) secure in or as if in a berth or dock
  6. (v) come into or dock at a wharf

Usage(s):

  1. Tourists typically give Manila a wide berth, or else use the smoggy, chaotic Philippine capital as a mere layover en route to one of the country's coastal resorts.
  2. I figured that if everyone was so scared at first at home, why I'd get a wide berth any time I wanted it.
  3. My partner was in the sleeping berth.

News

  1. Notre Dame Football: 2013 Recruits Who Could Have Immediate Impact

    Despite a berth in last year's BCS National Championship Game, the Notre Dame Football program stands to have some turnover for the upcoming season. With the losses of players like Mant'i Teo , Tyler Eifert and Theo Riddick to the draft, as well as Everett Golson to academic suspension, some new faces could make an immediate impact in South Bend.     Greg Bryant, RB With the departure of the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Case softball earns fourth straight berth to state Div. 3 semis

    Case High School earned its fourth straight berth in the state Division 3 softball semifinals by defeating scrappy Bristol-Plymouth 8-6 in the South Sectional championship game on Sunday night at Taunton High School’s Jack Tripp Field.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Fall River Herald News

  3. Japan’s World Cup Soccer Berth Giving Abenomics Consumer Boost

    Japanese companies from NTT DoCoMo Inc. to Kirin Holdings Co. are benefiting as the national soccer team’s 2014 World Cup berth draws attention to their promotions featuring the team and its star players.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "Given the strength of my party in Parliament, I can't ask for additional ministerial berth," he said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Sharad Pawar Source: Hindustan Times

  2. "The Obama administration has said they are going to give the Senate a very wide berth," said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who for years has tried to get Democrats and Republicans working together. "There are areas in which there is going to be...
    on Feb 21, 2009 By: Ron Wyden Source: USA Today

  3. "It doesn't feel real right now," Brennan said. "It's been a great ride and to get a BCS bowl berth is a true and great accomplishment."
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Colt Brennan Source: SportingNews.com

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