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wharf

 (wôrf, hwôrf)
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
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
To berth at a wharf.

[Middle English, from Old English hwearf.]

wharf

(wɔːf)
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
vb (tr)
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]

wharf

(ʰwɔrf, wɔrf)

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]

wharf

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.

wharf


Past participle: wharfed
Gerund: wharfing

Imperative
wharf
wharf
Present
I wharf
you wharf
he/she/it wharfs
we wharf
you wharf
they wharf
Preterite
I wharfed
you wharfed
he/she/it wharfed
we wharfed
you wharfed
they wharfed
Present Continuous
I am wharfing
you are wharfing
he/she/it is wharfing
we are wharfing
you are wharfing
they are wharfing
Present Perfect
I have wharfed
you have wharfed
he/she/it has wharfed
we have wharfed
you have wharfed
they have wharfed
Past Continuous
I was wharfing
you were wharfing
he/she/it was wharfing
we were wharfing
you were wharfing
they were wharfing
Past Perfect
I had wharfed
you had wharfed
he/she/it had wharfed
we had wharfed
you had wharfed
they had wharfed
Future
I will wharf
you will wharf
he/she/it will wharf
we will wharf
you will wharf
they will wharf
Future Perfect
I will have wharfed
you will have wharfed
he/she/it will have wharfed
we will have wharfed
you will have wharfed
they will have wharfed
Future Continuous
I will be wharfing
you will be wharfing
he/she/it will be wharfing
we will be wharfing
you will be wharfing
they will be wharfing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wharfing
you have been wharfing
he/she/it has been wharfing
we have been wharfing
you have been wharfing
they have been wharfing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wharfing
you will have been wharfing
he/she/it will have been wharfing
we will have been wharfing
you will have been wharfing
they will have been wharfing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wharfing
you had been wharfing
he/she/it had been wharfing
we had been wharfing
you had been wharfing
they had been wharfing
Conditional
I would wharf
you would wharf
he/she/it would wharf
we would wharf
you would wharf
they would wharf
Past Conditional
I would have wharfed
you would have wharfed
he/she/it would have wharfed
we would have wharfed
you would have wharfed
they would have wharfed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wharf - a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by pileswharf - 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
Verb1.wharf - provide with a wharf; "Wharf the mouth of the river"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
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"
unload, drop off, put down, set down, discharge, drop - leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
4.wharf - come into or dock at a wharfwharf - 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"
moor, berth, tie up - secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"

wharf

noun dock, pier, berth, quay, jetty, landing stage There were three teenagers fishing from the wharf.
Translations
رَصيف
kaj
bryggja, hafnarbakki
kuģu piestātne

wharf

[wɔːf] N (wharfs or wharves (pl)) [wɔːvz]muelle m, embarcadero m
ex wharffranco en el muelle
price ex wharfprecio m franco de muelle

wharf

hwɔːrf] [wharves] hwɔːrvz] (pl) nquai m

wharf

n pl <-s or wharves> → Kai m

wharf

[wɔːf] n (wharfs or wharves (pl)) [wɔːvz]banchina

wharf

(woːf) plurals wharfs ~wharves (woːvz) noun
a platform alongside which ships are moored for loading and unloading.
References in classic literature ?
As Tarzan and his guide had disappeared into the shadows upon the dark wharf the figure of a heavily veiled woman had hurried down the narrow alley to the entrance of the drinking-place the two men had just quitted.
A sailor who had approached to listen to the conversation vouchsafed the information that a moment before as he had been about to enter the "pub" he had seen two men leaving it who walked toward the wharf.
Leaving them to their conference, at Charley's suggestion we boarded our skiff and pulled over to the Old Steamboat Wharf, where Big Alec's ark was lying.
But methinks it must have been sadder still when they were landed on the Long Wharf in Boston, and left to themselves on a foreign strand.
I am going to the wharf this morning--the earlier the better, so be quick.
You feel that they are dishonestly locked up, to be hunted about from wharf to wharf on a dark, greasy, square pool of black water as a brutal reward at the end of a faithful voyage.
no baggage, not a hat-box, valise, or carpet-bag, --no friends accompany him to the wharf with their adieux.
But, madam, it is needless; from the wharf to the hotel, as you observe, extends an unbroken line of prostrate newspaper men who crave the honour of having you walk upon them.
Floating on before me, the child led the way to a wharf crowded with travelers and their luggage.
At the end of Broad Street it ran right down to the water's edge, where there was a small wooden wharf.
They had been seen on the Tower Wharf that morning, embarking on board the steamer bound for Rotterdam.
The lovers, who had laid their plans the night before, were already strolling toward the wharf.