Variant of wharf
- a structure of wood or stone, sometimes roofed over, built at the shore of a harbor, river, etc. for ships to lie alongside, as during loading or unloading; pier; dock
- Obsolete a bank at the water's edge; shore
Origin: ME < OE hwerf, a dam or bank to keep out water, lit., a turning < base of hweorfan, to turn < IE base *kwerp-, to turn > Gr karpos, wrist
- to bring to a wharf; moor at a wharf
- to unload or store on a wharf
- to furnish with a wharf or wharves
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.