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English noun: wharf

1. wharf (artifact) a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats


Synonymsdock, pier, wharfage


Broader (hypernym)platform


Narrower (hyponym)levee, quay


Part holonymbitt, bollard, shipside


English verb: wharf

1. wharf (possession) provide with a wharf


SamplesWharf the mouth of the river.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

2. wharf (possession) store on a wharf


SamplesWharf the merchandise.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)store

3. wharf (contact) discharge at a wharf


SamplesWharf the passengers.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discharge, drop, drop off, put down, set down, unload

4. wharf (contact) come into or dock at a wharf


SamplesThe big ship wharfed in the evening.


Synonymsberth, moor


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)dock

5. wharf (contact) moor at a wharf


SamplesThe ship was wharfed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)berth, moor, tie up









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