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
Synonyms: dock wharfage

"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
Synonyms: moor berth

"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
Similar spelling:   whereof