|1.||[ noun ] (nautical) landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out|
"the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"
|Related terms:||landing dry_dock marina quay seaport shipside bollard|
|2.||[ noun ] (nautical) a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats|
|Synonyms:||pier wharfage dock|
|Related terms:||platform landing quay shipside bollard dock berth|
|3.||[ verb ] (nautical) come into or dock at a wharf|
"the big ship wharfed in the evening"
|Related terms:||dock pier|
|4.||[ verb ] store on a wharf|
"Wharf the merchandise"
|Related terms:||store pier|
|5.||[ verb ] provide with a wharf|
"Wharf the mouth of the river"
|Related terms:||supply pier|
|6.||[ verb ] discharge at a wharf|
"wharf the passengers"
|Related terms:||drop pier|
|7.||[ verb ] (nautical) moor at a wharf, of vessels|
"The ship was wharfed"
|Related terms:||moor pier|