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quay

 (kē, kā, kwā)
n.
A wharf or reinforced bank for the loading or unloading of ships or boats.

[Middle English keye, from Old North French cai, of Celtic origin.]

quay

(kiː)
n
(Human Geography) a wharf, typically one built parallel to the shoreline. Compare pier1
[C14 keye, from Old French kai, of Celtic origin; compare Cornish hedge, fence, Old Breton cai fence]

quay


(kē, kā, kwā),
n.
a landing place, esp. one of solid masonry, constructed along the edge of a body of water; wharf.
[1690–1700; sp. variant (after French quai) of earlier kay (also key, whence the modern pronunciation) < Old French kay, cay, akin to Sp cayo shoal. See key2]

quay

A structure of solid construction along a shore or bank that provides berthing and generally provides cargo-handling facilities. A similar facility of open construction is called a wharf. See also wharf.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quay - wharf usually built parallel to the shorelinequay - wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
pier, wharf, wharfage, dock - a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

quay

noun dock, pier, landing, harbour, berth, wharf, jetty, pontoon, slipway, landing stage Jack and Stephen were waiting for them on the quay.
Translations
nábřežínákladištěpřístaviště
kaj
laituri
pristanište
rakodópartrakpart
hafnarbakki
埠頭
부두선창
izbūvēta krastmalamolspiestātne
nákladisko
nabrežje
kaj
ที่ที่เอาเรือเข้าเทียบท่า
bến tàu

quay

[kiː] Nmuelle m
on the quayen el muelle

quay

[ˈkiː] nquai m
on the quay → sur le quai

quay

nKai m; alongside the quayam Kai

quay

[kiː] nmolo, banchina

quay

(kiː) , (kei) noun
a solid, usually stone, landing-place, where boats are loaded and unloaded. The boat is moored at the quay.
ˈquayside noun
the side or edge of a quay. The boat was tied up at the quayside.

quay

رَصِيفُ الـمِينَاء nábřeží kaj Kai αποβάθρα muelle laituri quai pristanište banchina 埠頭 선창 kade kai nadbrzeże cais причал kaj ที่ที่เอาเรือเข้าเทียบท่า iskele bến tàu 码头
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Next he went to the Quai de Feraille to have a new blade put to his sword, and then returned toward the Louvre, inquiring of the first Musketeer he met for the situation of the hotel of M.
The two oarsmen bent to their work, and the little boat glided away as rapidly as possible in the midst of the thousand vessels which choke up the narrow way which leads between the two rows of ships from the mouth of the harbor to the Quai d'Orleans.
The same order was followed in returning, nor did Grimaud's searching glance discover anything of a suspicious appearance, save a dark shadow, as it were, in ambuscade, at the corner of the Rue Guenegaud and of the Quai.
At two o'clock the next day fifty thousand spectators had taken their position upon the Place, around the two gibbets which had been elevated between the Quai de la Greve and the Quai Pelletier; one close to the other, with their backs to the embankment of the river.
They followed the line of the Quai, which they had gained on quitting the Rue Saint-Honore, where they left Athos.
For all I know, this picture may still adorn the parlour of the tumbledown little house somewhere near the Quai de la Joliette, and I suppose it could now be sold for fifteen hundred pounds.
For the last four years he had lived in squalid conditions with a woman whom only Lawson had once seen, in a tiny apartment on the sixth floor of one of the most dilapidated houses on the Quai des Grands Augustins: Lawson described with gusto the filth, the untidiness, the litter.
It was on the Quai we met that woman who was crying so bitterly.
He was often heard to say, "I saw the Louvre emerge from its rubbish; I saw the birth of the place du Chatelet, the quai aux Fleurs and the Markets.
The disease first appeared as I reached the highest part of the quai des Ecoles.
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A l'occasion de l'ouverture du salon international du livre d'Alger), le porte-parole du Quai d'Orsay, Romain Nadal, a estime que la presence de la France en tant qu'invite d'honneur du Sila [beaucoup moins que] illustre la qualite exceptionnelle des relations entre nos deux pays et la densite de nos liens dans le domaine de la culture et de la litterature [beaucoup plus grand que].