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.

(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.

2. To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company. Totten.

(Ber"tha) n. [F. berthe, fr. Berthe, a woman's name.] A kind of collar or cape worn by ladies.

(Berth"age) n. A place for mooring vessels in a dock or harbor.

(Ber"thi*er*ite) n. [From Berthier, a French naturalist.] (Min.) A double sulphide of antimony and iron, of a dark steel-gray color.

(Berth"ing) n. (Naut.) The planking outside of a vessel, above the sheer strake. Smyth.

(Ber"tram) n. [Corrupted fr. L. pyrethrum, Gr. a hot spicy plant, fr. fire.] (Bot.) Pellitory of Spain (Anacyclus pyrethrum).

(Ber"y*coid) a. [NL. beryx, the name of the typical genus + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Berycidæ, a family of marine fishes.

(Ber"yl) n. [F. béryl, OF. beril, L. beryllus, Gr. bh`ryllos, prob. fr. Skr. vai&dsdoturya. Cf. Brilliant.] (Min.) A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminium and glucinum The aquamarine is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium.

(Ber"yl*line) a. Like a beryl; of a light or bluish green color.

(Be*ryl"li*um) n. [NL.] (Chem.) A metallic element found in the beryl. See Glucinum.

(Ber"yl*loid) n. [Beryl + - oid.] (Crystallog.) A solid consisting of a double twelve- sided pyramid; — so called because the planes of this form occur on crystals of beryl.

(Be*saiel", Be*saile", Be*sayle") , n. [OF. beseel, F. bisaïeul, fr. L. bis twice + LL. avolus, dim. of L. avus grandfather.]

1. A great-grandfather. [Obs.]

2. One who fights as if frenzied, like a Berserker.

(Bers"tle) n. See Bristle. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Berth) n. [From the root of bear to produce, like birth nativity. See Birth.] [Also written birth.]

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.

2. An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment. "He has a good berth." Totten.

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.

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