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wharf

noun (n)

  • a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: dock, pier, wharfage
    source: wordnet30
  • 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)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • provide with a wharf (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Wharf the mouth of the river.
    source: wordnet30
  • store on a wharf (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Wharf the merchandise.
    source: wordnet30
  • discharge at a wharf (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Wharf the passengers.
    source: wordnet30
  • come into or dock at a wharf (verb.contact)
    Synonym: berth, moor
    Example:
    The big ship wharfed in the evening.
    source: wordnet30
  • moor at a wharf (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The ship was wharfed.
    source: wordnet30
  • To guard or secure by a firm wall of timber or stone constructed like a wharf; to furnish with a wharf or wharfs. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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