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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.