An example of wharf is to build a dock on a bay.
An example of whart is to unload passengers at a dock.
An example of a wharf is a dock.
Other Word Forms
Origin of wharf
- Middle English from Old English hwearf
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English, from Old English hwearf (“heap, embankment, wharf"); related to Old English hweorfan (“to turn"), Old Saxon hwarf, Old High German hwarb (“a turn"), hwerban (“to turn"), Old Norse hvarf (“circle"), Greek καρπός (karpós, “wrist").