noun, plural wharves [hwawrvz, wawrvz], /ʰwɔrvz, wɔrvz/, wharfs.
- a riverbank.
- the shore of the sea.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of wharf
Words nearby wharf
Example sentences from the Web for wharf
Chiefs of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council join members of the Sipekne’katik First Nation on the wharf in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia, to bless the fleet before it launches a self-regulated fishery.The Lobster Attacks Striking at Canada’s Friendly Image|Charu Kasturi|October 29, 2020|Ozy
Then bed down in the seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut, with views of the wharf from your private room at the Steamboat Inn.
Sex is no less grotesque; during the act he hears “the wave-against-a-wharf smack of rubber on flesh.”American Dreams, 1933: Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West|Nathaniel Rich|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Afterward, stumble out into North Beach and walk it off on a stroll down to the Wharf.
And when I say East London, I mean Shoreditch—those of you expecting sterile Canary Wharf, think again.
When there was a big concert, the whole wharf and Main Street became transformed.
She had just left the wharf at Cincinnati for Louisville, with 225 passengers on board, of whom but 124 were saved.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Dick was at the wharf, one day last week, when one of the up river boats arrived.
Robert uttered a shrill, piercing whistle which might have been heard back at the wharf.
The lovers, who had laid their plans the night before, were already strolling toward the wharf.
In both cases the riparian owner, so-called, may erect a wharf extending from his land subject to public control.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles