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Meaning of “wharf” in the English Dictionary

"wharf" in British English

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wharfnoun [C]

uk   /wɔːf/  us   /wɔːrf/ (plural wharves)
an ​area like a ​widewallbuilt near the ​edge of the ​sea or a ​river where ​ships can be ​tied and ​goods can be taken off them: The ​crates were ​unloaded onto the wharf.
(Definition of wharf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wharf" in American English

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wharfnoun [C]

 us   /hwɔrf, wɔrf/ (plural wharves  /hwɔrvz, wɔrvz/ or wharfs)
a ​raised, ​levelstructurebuilt beside the ​edge of the ​sea or a ​river, where ​ships can be ​tied and ​goodsunloaded
(Definition of wharf from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wharf" in Business English

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wharfnoun [C]

uk   us   /wɔːf/ (plural wharves or wharfs /wɔːvz/ ) TRANSPORT
an ​area in a ​port where ​goods are taken off and put on ​ships: At the end of the wharf, the ​cargo was waiting for an ​outboundfreighter to take it to Quebec City. Ownership of shoreline ​property conveys the ​right to ​build a pier or wharf.
(Definition of wharf from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wharf”
in Korean 부두…
in Arabic رَصيف الميناء…
in Malaysian dermaga…
in French quai…
in Russian верфь, причал…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碼頭, 停泊處…
in Italian banchina, molo…
in Turkish iskele, rıhtım…
in Polish nabrzeże…
in Spanish muelle…
in Vietnamese cầu tầu…
in Portuguese cais, píer…
in Thai ท่าเรือ…
in German der Kai…
in Catalan moll…
in Japanese 波止場…
in Chinese (Simplified) 码头, 停泊处…
in Indonesian dermaga…
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