wharf (plural wharves)
- 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.
- 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
- French: quai, appontement
- German: Kai, Wharf
- Italian: attracco
- Portuguese: cais
- Russian: при́стань
- Spanish: embarcadero, muelle
wharf (wharfs, present participle wharfing; past and past participle wharfed)
- (transitive) To secure by a wharf.
- (transitive) To place on a wharf.