Definition for wharves (2 of 3)
noun, plural wharves [hwawrvz, wawrvz] /ʰwɔrvz, wɔrvz/, wharfs.
- a riverbank.
- the shore of the sea.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of wharf
Definition for wharves (3 of 3)
Origin of wharve
Examples from the Web for wharves
As we got close to the shore we saw plenty of level streets and wharves, and alongside of the wharves, ships.An American Hobo in Europe|Ben Goodkind
The wharves are piled high with bales and bags, boxes and barrels.Great Cities of the United States|Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
The trade of the old East and the new West came to the London wharves, and every one was ready to take a risk.The Facts About Shakespeare|William Allan Nielson
On either bank, the wharves were thronged with shipping—straight masts and cobweb cordage, dense as primeval forests.Dust|Julian Hawthorne
Wharves for ocean-going steamers should ultimately be constructed at this important port.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)|Dean Conant Worcester