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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.]
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]
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]
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.
Past participle: wharfed
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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"|
wharf[ˈhwɔːrf] [wharves] [ˈhwɔːrvz] (pl) n → quai m
n pl <-s or wharves> → Kai m
wharf[wɔːf] n (wharfs or wharves (pl)) [wɔːvz] → banchina
wharf(woːf) – plurals wharfs ~wharves (woːvz) – noun
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