a comfortable cabin with a deep berth
He has a starting berth on the all-star team. Verb
The ship was berthed at this pier.
The ship berthed at this pier.
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Bulldogs had inside track to Mountain West championship appearance before back-to-back losses to San Jose State and New Mexico eliminated them from contention
Fresno State’s conference championship dreams were dashed over the weekend, although the Bulldogs still have a bowl berth in their future.—Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 During a recent tour, diggers and trucks were removing sandy brown earth while others were building berths for cargo ships.—Keir Simmons, NBC News, 15 Nov. 2023 In recent years, the network showing the game has been unable to sign away its last commercial berth until just days before the Big Game.—Brian Steinberg, Variety, 2 Nov. 2023 Stories about him had swirled for years, older female journalists warning her to give him a wide berth.—Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 30 Sep. 2023 His team had just beaten its L.A. rivals, the Chargers pushing their win streak to four and reveling in the postseason berth clinched along the way.—Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2023 Green led Michigan State to an outright Big Ten title and a second berth in the N.C.A.A. tournament in 1959.—Richard Goldstein, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Four more cabins—two VIPs and two twins that convert to doubles—are located on the lower deck, each with oversized windows and the option to add a Pullman berth, allowing Seaflower to sleep 10 guests.—Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2023 From the comfort of a second-class sleeper berth, passengers get an unfiltered view of everyday life as the train inches along the backs of huts where buffalo roam, kids play cricket, and the smell of fried cooking wafts through the open doors.—Monisha Rajesh, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Oct. 2023
Pleasure boats were neatly berthed across from us at a private mooring spot.—John Kelly, Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2023 For those who seek something out of the ordinary as a full-time home, a weekend getaway, or maybe even an art studio or workspace, one of the four floating homes berthed in Santa Barbara Harbor is now available to an iconoclast buyer for $4.9 million.—Mark David, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2023 And thanks to its many canals and beaches, Lee County is a haven for those seeking idyllic waterfront views and a calm spot to berth their boat.—Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 4 June 2023 When not deployed, the USS Cooperstown will be berthed in Mayport, FL.—Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 6 May 2023 Guillet planned to convert the ship into a floating dormitory for college students, but finding a place to berth the warehouse-size vessel proved too expensive.—Curbed, 21 Jan. 2022 So, visibility to a container on land moving by rail or truck matters more than visibility to when a ship will berth.—Steve Banker, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Smaller tankers could berth alongside it to access its oil.—The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 Another tanker could berth next to the ship and—while pumping inert gas into the Safer’s oil tanks—suck out its Marib crude.—The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English birth, probably from beren to bear + -th