Definition of berth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    berth

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//bɜːθ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɜːrθ//
     
    Parts of boats and ships, Trains, Travelling by boat or ship
     
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  1. 1a place to sleep on a ship or train, or in a caravan / camper synonym bunk a cabin with three berths See related entries: Parts of boats and ships, Trains
  2. 2a place where a ship or boat can stop and stay, usually in a harbour a berth in dock Water and electricity are supplied at each berth. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘adequate space at sea’): probably from a nautical use of the verb bear + -th.Idioms
    give somebody/something a wide berth
     
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    to not go too near somebody/something; to avoid somebody/something He gave the dog a wide berth. give somebody/something a wide berthavoid
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