Berth vs. Birth - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Birth

    Birth is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring. In mammals, the process is initiated by hormones which cause the muscular walls of the uterus to contract, expelling the fetus at a developmental stage when it is ready to feed and breathe. In some species the offspring is precocial and can move around almost immediately after birth but in others it is altricial and completely dependent on parenting. In marsupials, the fetus is born at a very immature stage after a short gestational period and develops further in its mother's womb's pouch. It is not only mammals that give birth. Some reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates carry their developing young inside them. Some of these are ovoviviparous, with the eggs being hatched inside the mother's body, and others are viviparous, with the embryo developing inside her body, as in mammals.

Wiktionary

  • Berth (noun)

    A fixed bunk for sleeping in (caravans, trains, etc).

  • Berth (noun)

    Room for maneuvering or safety. (Often used in the phrase a wide berth.)

  • Berth (noun)

    A space for a ship to moor or a vehicle to park.

  • Berth (noun)

    A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.

  • Berth (noun)

    A job or position, especially on a ship.

  • Berth (noun)

    Position or seed in a tournament bracket.

  • Berth (noun)

    position on the field of play

  • Berth (verb)

    to bring (a ship or vehicle) into its berth

  • Berth (verb)

    to assign a berth (bunk or position) to

  • Birth (noun)

    The process of childbearing; the beginning of life.

  • Birth (noun)

    An instance of childbirth.

    "Intersex babies account for roughly one per cent of all births."

  • Birth (noun)

    A beginning or start; a point of origin.

    "the birth of an empire"

  • Birth (noun)

    The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.

    "He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him."

  • Birth (noun)

    That which is born.

  • Birth (noun)

    misspelling of berth

  • Birth (adjective)

    A familial relationship established by childbirth.

    "Her birth father left when she was a baby; she was raised by her mother and stepfather."

  • Birth (verb)

    To bear or give birth to (a child).

  • Birth (verb)

    To produce, give rise to.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Birth (noun)

    the emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being

    "despite a difficult birth he's fit and healthy"

    "he was blind from birth"

  • Birth (noun)

    the beginning or coming into existence of something

    "the birth of Socialist Realism"

  • Birth (noun)

    a person's origin, descent, or ancestry

    "he is of noble birth"

    "the mother is English by birth"

  • Birth (verb)

    give birth to (a baby or other young)

    "she birthed five children within ten years"

Webster Dictionary

  • Berth (noun)

    Convenient sea room.

  • Berth (noun)

    An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment.

  • Berth (noun)

    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.

  • Berth

    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.

  • Berth

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

  • Birth (noun)

    The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; - generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.

  • Birth (noun)

    Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.

  • Birth (noun)

    The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.

  • Birth (noun)

    The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth.

  • Birth (noun)

    That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.

  • Birth (noun)

    Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.

  • Birth (noun)

    See Berth.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Berth (noun)

    a job in an organization;

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

  • Berth (noun)

    a place where a craft can be made fast

  • Berth (noun)

    a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

  • Berth (verb)

    provide with a berth

  • Berth (verb)

    secure in or as if in a berth or dock;

    "tie up the boat"

  • Berth (verb)

    come into or dock at a wharf;

    "the big ship wharfed in the evening"

  • Birth (noun)

    the time when something begins (especially life);

    "they divorced after the birth of the child"

    "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

  • Birth (noun)

    the event of being born;

    "they celebrated the birth of their first child"

  • Birth (noun)

    the process of giving birth

  • Birth (noun)

    the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

  • Birth (verb)

    give birth (to a newborn);

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"

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