Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “quay”

See all translations

quay

noun [C] uk   /kiː/ us  
a long structure, usually built of stone, where boats can be tied up to take on and off their goods
Translations of “quay”
in Korean 부두…
in Arabic رَصيف الميناء…
in French quai…
in Turkish rıhtım, iskele…
in Italian banchina, molo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 泊岸,碼頭…
in Russian причал…
in Polish nabrzeże…
in Spanish muelle…
in Portuguese cais…
in German der Kai…
in Catalan moll…
in Japanese 波止場, 埠(ふ)頭…
in Chinese (Simplified) 驳岸,码头…
(Definition of quay from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of quay?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “quay” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More