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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
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In the mysterious forests of masts that thronged the city's quays they recalled the straight shafts of the pines on Devil's slopes, only to miss the sedate repose and infinite calm that used to environ them.
Thither we had now to walk, and our way, to my great delight, lay along the quays and beside the great multitude of ships of all sizes and rigs and nations.
I distinguished clearly enough its buildings, the vessels anchored at the quays, and those whose draught of water obliged them to anchor in the roads.
The hungry friends, followed by their lackeys, were seen haunting the quays and Guard rooms, picking up among their friends abroad all the dinners they could meet with; for according to the advice of Aramis, it was prudent to sow repasts right and left in prosperity, in order to reap a few in time of need.
He took the opportunity of calling out his guard, the Swiss troops and the musketeers, and he had planted them round the Palais Royal, on the quays, and on the Pont Neuf.
Adrienne had taken her way along the quays, delighted with her acquisition, and was far from the Mont de Piete before this indispensable duty occurred to her mind.
He read old almanacs at the book-stalls on the quays, and he began to frequent another cafe, where more newspapers were taken and his postprandial demitasse cost him a penny extra, and where he used to con the tattered sheets for curious anecdotes, freaks of nature, and strange coincidences.
Charming age, yours," said Mills, as we came out on the quays.
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.
As it approached them, a great promontory might have been seen from its deck, stretching out into what had once been a mighty ocean, and circling back once more to enclose the forgotten harbour of a forgotten city, which still stretched back from its deserted quays, an imposing pile of wondrous architecture of a long-dead past.
The street pavements, the flaggings of the quays and the boulevards, when first laid down, were a boon to him.
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.