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

n a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

dock, pier, wharfage
a pier that provides a landing place on a river
wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
Type of:
a raised horizontal surface

v come into or dock at a wharf

“the big ship wharfed in the evening”
berth, moor
Type of:
come into dock

v moor at a wharf

“The ship was wharfed
Type of:
berth, moor, tie up
secure in or as if in a berth or dock

v discharge at a wharf

wharf the passengers”
Type of:
discharge, drop, drop off, put down, set down, unload
leave or unload

v store on a wharf

Wharf the merchandise”
Type of:
find a place for and put away for storage

v provide with a wharf

Wharf the mouth of the river”
Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

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