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n. pl. wharves (wôrvz, hwôrvz) or wharfs
1. A pier where ships or boats are tied up and loaded or unloaded.
2. Obsolete A shore or riverbank.
v. wharfed, wharf·ing, wharfs
1. To moor (a vessel) at a wharf.
2. To take to or store (cargo) on a wharf.
3. To furnish, equip, or protect with wharves or a wharf.
To berth at a wharf.
[Middle English, from Old English hwearf.]
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n, pl wharves (wɔːvz) or wharfs
1. (Nautical Terms) a platform of timber, stone, concrete, etc, built parallel to the waterfront at a harbour or navigable river for the docking, loading, and unloading of ships
2. (Nautical Terms) the wharves NZ the working area of a dock
3. (Nautical Terms) an obsolete word for shore1
4. (Nautical Terms) to moor or dock at a wharf
5. (Nautical Terms) to provide or equip with a wharf or wharves
6. (Nautical Terms) to store or unload on a wharf
[Old English hwearf heap; related to Old Saxon hwarf, Old High German hwarb a turn, Old Norse hvarf circle]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. wharves (hwôrvz, wôrvz), wharfs, n.
1. a structure built on the shore of or projecting into a harbor, stream, etc., so that vessels may be moored alongside to load or unload or to lie at rest; quay; pier.v.t.
2. to provide with a wharf or wharves.
3. to place or store on a wharf.
4. to accommodate at or bring to a wharf.v.i.
5. to tie up at a wharf; dock.
[before 1050; Middle English (n.); Old English hwearf embankment, c. Middle Low German warf, werf]
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A structure built of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank that provides cargo-handling facilities. A similar facility of solid construction is called a quay. See also quay.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: wharfed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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|Noun||1.||wharf - a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats|
bitt, bollard - a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines); "the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"
levee - a pier that provides a landing place on a river
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
quay - wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
shipside - the part of a wharf that is next to a ship
|Verb||1.||wharf - provide with a wharf; "Wharf the mouth of the river"|
|2.||wharf - store on a wharf; "Wharf the merchandise"|
store - find a place for and put away for storage; "where should we stow the vegetables?"; "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"
|3.||wharf - discharge at a wharf; "wharf the passengers"|
|4.||wharf - come into or dock at a wharf; "the big ship wharfed in the evening"|
dock - come into dock; "the ship docked"
|5.||wharf - moor at a wharf; "The ship was wharfed"|
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noun dock, pier, berth, quay, jetty, landing stage There were three teenagers fishing from the wharf.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
wharf[wɔːf] N (wharfs or wharves (pl)) [wɔːvz] → muelle m, embarcadero m
ex wharf → franco en el muelle
price ex wharf → precio m franco de muelle
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
wharf[ˈhwɔːrf] [wharves] [ˈhwɔːrvz] (pl) n → quai m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n pl <-s or wharves> → Kai m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
wharf[wɔːf] n (wharfs or wharves (pl)) [wɔːvz] → banchina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
wharf(woːf) – plurals wharfs ~wharves (woːvz) – noun
a platform alongside which ships are moored for loading and unloading. kaai رَصيف кей cais / embarcadouro přístavní hráz der Kai kaj προβλήταmuelle kai لنگرگاه satamalaituri quaiמזח जहाज-घाट pristanište rak(odó)part dermaga bryggja, hafnarbakki banchina, molo 波止場 부두, 선창 prieplauka kuģu piestātne dermaga werfkai, bryggenabrzeże, przystań molhe chei пристань prístavná hrádza pomol pristanište kaj, lastkaj ท่าเรือ rıhtım, iskele 碼頭 пристань; причал گھاٹ cầu tầu 码头
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