Wharf meaning

wôrf, hwôrf
Wharf is defined as to provide with or bring to a wood or stone structure at a body of water.

An example of wharf is to build a dock on a bay.

An example of whart is to unload passengers at a dock.

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The definition of a wharf is a wood or stone structure built along the side of a water of body for ships to tie up against during loading.

An example of a wharf is a dock.

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A pier where ships or boats are tied up and loaded or unloaded.
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To moor (a vessel) at a wharf.
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A shore or riverbank.
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To furnish, equip, or protect with wharves or a wharf.
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To berth at a wharf.
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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.
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A bank at the water's edge; shore.
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A man-made landing place for ships on a shore or river bank.
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The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea.
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(landing place): jetty; pier; staithe, staith (Northern England)
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To take to or store (cargo) on a wharf.
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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").
    From Wiktionary