- vt. 使靠码头；为…建码头；把货卸在码头上
- vi. 靠码头
- n. 码头；停泊处
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1. Wharf has relatives in German werft 'wharf, shipyard' and Dutch werf 'shipyard'. All three appear to go back to a prehistoric Germanic base *(kh)werb-, *(kh)warb- 'turn', which also produced German werfen 'throw' and English warp.
- wharf: [OE] Wharf has relatives in German werft ‘wharf, shipyard’ and Dutch werf ‘shipyard’. All three appear to go back to a prehistoric Germanic base *(kh)werb-, *(kh)warb- ‘turn’, which also produced German werfen ‘throw’ and English warp.
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- wharf (n.)
- late Old English hwearf "shore, bank where ships can tie up," earlier "dam, embankment," from Proto-Germanic *hwarfaz (cognates: Middle Low German werf "mole, dam, wharf," German Werft "shipyard, dockyard"); related to Old English hwearfian "to turn," perhaps in a sense implying "busy activity," from PIE root *kwerp- "to turn, revolve" (cognates: Old Norse hverfa "to turn round," German werben "to enlist, solicit, court, woo," Gothic hvairban "to wander," Greek kartos "wrist," Sanskrit surpam "winnowing fan"). Wharf rat is from 1812 as "type of rat common on ships and docks;" extended sense "person who hangs around docks" is recorded from 1836.
- 1. At Dorset Wharf go left to rejoin the river.
- 2. We fetch up at the wharf exactly on time.
- 3. The ship lies alongside the wharf.
- 4. Canary Wharf was set to provide 10 million square feet of office space.
- 5. They'd already driven along the wharf so that she could point out her father's boat.
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