Pronunciation Noun

wharf (plural wharves)

  1. A man-made landing place for ships on a shore or river bank.
    • Commerce pushes its wharves into the sea.
    • 1842, Alfred Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott
      Out upon the wharfs they came, / Knight and burgher, lord and dame.
  2. The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene v]:
      the fat weed that roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf
Synonyms Translations Verb

wharf (wharfs, present participle wharfing; past and past participle wharfed)

  1. (transitive) To secure by a wharf.
  2. (transitive) To place on a wharf.

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