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 for berth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Berth \Berth\ (b[~e]rth), n. [From the root of bear to produce,
     like birth nativity. See Birth.] [Also written birth.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Naut.)
        (a) Convenient sea room.
        (b) A room in which a number of the officers or ship's
            company mess and reside.
        (c) The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or
            at a wharf.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. An allotted place; an appointment; situation or
        employment. "He has a good berth." --Totten.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A place in a ship to sleep in; a long box or shelf on the
        side of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railway car, for
        sleeping in.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Berth deck, the deck next below the lower gun deck. --Ham.
        Nav. Encyc.
  
     To give (the land or any object) a wide berth, to keep at
        a distance from it.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Berth \Berth\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Berthed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Berthing.]
     1. To give an anchorage to, or a place to lie at; to place in
        a berth; as, she was berthed stem to stern with the
        Adelaide.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth
        a ship's company. --Totten.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  berth
      n 1: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the
           treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office,
           spot, billet, place, situation]
      2: a place where a craft can be made fast [syn: mooring,
         moorage, berth, slip]
      3: a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers [syn: berth,
         bunk, built in bed]
      v 1: provide with a berth
      2: secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"
         [syn: moor, berth, tie up]
      3: come into or dock at a wharf; "the big ship wharfed in the
         evening" [syn: moor, berth, wharf]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "berth":
     abide, accommodations, anchor, anchorage, anchorage ground,
     appointment, basin, bed, billet, breakwater, bulkhead, bunk,
     cohabit, connection, diggings, digs, dock, dockage, dockyard,
     domicile, domiciliate, doss down, dry dock, dwell, embankment,
     employment, engagement, gig, groin, hang out, harbor, harborage,
     haven, hook, house, housing, incumbency, inhabit, jetty, job,
     jutty, landing, landing place, landing stage, levee, live,
     living quarters, lob, lodge, lodging, lodgings, lodgment, marina,
     mole, moonlighting, mooring, mooring buoy, moorings, mudhook, nest,
     occupy, office, opening, perch, pier, place, port, position, post,
     protected anchorage, put up, quarter, quarters, quay, remain,
     reside, road, roads, roadstead, room, rooms, roost, seaport,
     seawall, second job, service, shelter, shipyard, situation,
     sleeping place, slip, spot, squat, stable, station, stay, tenant,
     tenure, vacancy, wharf
  
  

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