(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.]