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English noun: berth

1. berth (act) a job in an organization

SamplesHe occupied a post in the treasury.

Synonymsbillet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot

Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation

Narrower (hyponym)academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chair, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, episcopate, fatherhood, fatherhood, feudal lordship, foremanship, generalcy, generalship, governorship, headship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorate, pastorship, peasanthood, plum, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulate, proconsulship, proctorship, professorship, protectorship, public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorate, rectorship, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigneury, seigniory, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, trusteeship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood

2. berth (location) a place where a craft can be made fast

Synonymsmoorage, mooring, slip

Broader (hypernym)anchorage, anchorage ground

3. berth (artifact) a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

Synonymsbuilt in bed, bunk

Broader (hypernym)bed

Narrower (hyponym)lower, lower berth, upper, upper berth

English verb: berth

1. berth (possession) provide with a berth

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

2. berth (contact) secure in or as if in a berth or dock

SamplesTie up the boat.

Synonymsmoor, tie up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

Narrower (hyponym)wharf

3. berth (contact) come into or dock at a wharf

SamplesThe big ship wharfed in the evening.

Synonymsmoor, wharf

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)dock

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