quay


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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
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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
References in classic literature ?
Little by little the scene on the quay became more animated; sailors of various nations, merchants, ship-brokers, porters, fellahs, bustled to and fro as if the steamer were immediately expected.
She brought an unusual number of passengers, some of whom remained on deck to scan the picturesque panorama of the town, while the greater part disembarked in the boats, and landed on the quay.
I first beheld him on the quay, a complete stranger to me, obviously not a Hollander, in a black bowler and a short drab overcoat, ridiculously out of tone with the winter aspect of the waste-lands, bordered by the brown fronts of houses with their roofs dripping with melting snow.
This stranger was walking up and down absorbed in the marked contemplation of the ship's fore and aft trim; but when I saw him squat on his heels in the slush at the very edge of the quay to peer at the draught of water under her counter, I said to myself, "This is the captain.
The coadjutor proceeded onward to the quay by way of the Rue de la Monnaie; there he found groups of bourgeois clad in black cloaks or gray, according as they belonged to the upper or lower bourgeoisie.
Stay," said he: "we want two places in your boat;" and wrapping five or six pistoles in paper, he threw them from the quay into the boat.
A dense crowd soon assembled on the quay, waiting for them to disembark.
Half the sky was chequered with black thunderheads, but all the west was luminous and clear: in the lightning flashes it looked like deep blue water, with the sheen of moonlight on it; and the mottled part of the sky was like marble pavement, like the quay of some splendid seacoast city, doomed to destruction.
It was then, as it is to-day, an irregular trapezoid, bordered on one side by the quay, and on the other three by a series of lofty, narrow, and gloomy houses.
As Thar Ban rode noiselessly up the broad avenue which leads from the quays of Aaanthor to the great central plaza, he and his mount might have been mistaken for spectres from a world of dreams, so grotesque the man and beast, so soundless the great thoat's padded, nailless feet upon the moss-grown flagging of the ancient pavement.
I spent long hours in the Louvre, the most friendly of all galleries and the most convenient for meditation; or idled on the quays, fingering second-hand books that I never meant to buy.
The whole city, high and low, the quays bordering the Patapsco, the ships lying in the basins, disgorged a crowd drunk with joy, gin, and whisky.