wharf

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[Wharf]

A wharf is a platform built on the shore that extends over the surface of the water. On the wharf, you saw people preparing to set sail.

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A structure or platform of timber, masonry, iron, earth, or other material, built on the shore of a harbor, river, canal, or the like, and usually extending from the shore to deep water, so that vessels may lie close alongside to receive and discharge cargo, passengers, etc.; a quay; a pier.

Noun
a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

Verb
moor at a wharf; "The ship was wharfed"

Verb
come into or dock at a wharf; "the big ship wharfed in the evening"

Verb
discharge at a wharf; "wharf the passengers"

Verb
store on a wharf; "Wharf the merchandise"

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Verb
provide with a wharf; "Wharf the mouth of the river"


n.
A structure or platform of timber, masonry, iron, earth, or other material, built on the shore of a harbor, river, canal, or the like, and usually extending from the shore to deep water, so that vessels may lie close alongside to receive and discharge cargo, passengers, etc.; a quay; a pier.

n.
The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea.

v. t.
To guard or secure by a firm wall of timber or stone constructed like a wharf; to furnish with a wharf or wharfs.

v. t.
To place upon a wharf; to bring to a wharf.


Wharf

Wharf , n.; pl. Wharfs or Wharves . [AS. hwerf, hwearf, a returning, a change, from hweorfan to turn, turn about, go about; akin to D. werf a wharf, G. werft, Sw. varf a shipbuilder's yard, Dan. verft wharf, dockyard, G. werben to enlist, to engage, woo, OHG. werban to turn about, go about, be active or occupied, Icel. hverfa to turn, Goth. hwa'a1rban, hwarb'd3n, to walk. Cf. Whirl.] 1. A structure or platform of timber, masonry, iron, earth, or other material, built on the shore of a harbor, river, canal, or the like, and usually extending from the shore to deep water, so that vessels may lie close alongside to receive and discharge cargo, passengers, etc.; a quay; a pier.
Commerce pushes its wharves into the sea.
Out upon the wharfs they came, Knight and burgher, lord and dame.
&hand; The plural of this word is generally written wharves in the United States, and wharfs in England; but many recent English writers use wharves. 2. [AS. hwearf.] The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea. [Obs.] "The fat weed that roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf." Shak. Wharf boat, a kind of boat moored at the bank of a river, and used for a wharf, in places where the height of the water is so variable that a fixed wharf would be useless. [U. S.] Bartlett. -- Wharf rat. (Zo'94l.) (a) The common brown rat. (b) A neglected boy who lives around the wharfs. [Slang]

Wharf

Wharf , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wharfed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wharfing.] 1. To guard or secure by a firm wall of timber or stone constructed like a wharf; to furnish with a wharf or wharfs. 2. To place upon a wharf; to bring to a wharf.

A structure or platform of timber, masonry, iron, earth, or other material, built on the shore of a harbor, river, canal, or the like, and usually extending from the shore to deep water, so that vessels may lie close alongside to receive and discharge cargo, passengers, etc.; a quay; a pier.

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