wharf

A wharf is a platform built on the shore that extends over the surface of the water. On the wharf, you saw people preparing to set sail.

A wharf provides access for ships and boats, that can pull up and dock alongside it. In fact, wharfs are also called docks or piers. Wharfs are made of wood and act like sidewalks, making it easy to people, cargo and supplies to enter and leave a boat. As a verb, wharf means "to moor," or tie the boat to the wharf and drop an anchor, or "to be given a place at the wharf."

Definitions of wharf
  1. noun
    a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
    synonyms: dock, pier, wharfage
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    types:
    levee
    a pier that provides a landing place on a river
    quay
    wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
    type of:
    platform
    a raised horizontal surface
  2. verb
    come into or dock at a wharf
    “the big ship wharfed in the evening”
    synonyms: berth, moor
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    type of:
    dock
    come into dock
  3. verb
    moor at a wharf
    “The ship was wharfed
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    type of:
    berth, moor, tie up
    secure in or as if in a berth or dock
  4. verb
    discharge at a wharf
    wharf the passengers”
  5. verb
    store on a wharf
    Wharf the merchandise”
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    type of:
    store
    find a place for and put away for storage
  6. verb
    provide with a wharf
    Wharf the mouth of the river”
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    type of:
    furnish, provide, render, supply
    give something useful or necessary to
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