A structure or platform of timber, masonry, iron, earth, or other material, built on the shore of a harbor, river, canal, or the like, and usually extending from the shore to deep water, so that vessels may lie close alongside to receive and discharge cargo, passengers, etc.; a quay; a pier.
- A landing place or pier where ships may tie up and load or unload.
- Obsolete A shore or riverbank.
- To moor (a vessel) at a wharf.
- To take to or store (cargo) on a wharf.
- To furnish, equip, or protect with wharves or a wharf.
- To berth at a wharf.