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Wharf vs. Dock

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Wharfnoun

A man-made landing place for ships on a shore or river bank.

Docknoun

Any of the genus Rumex of coarse weedy plants with small green flowers related to buckwheat, especially common dock, and used as potherbs and in folk medicine, especially in curing nettle rash.

Wharfnoun

The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea.

Docknoun

A burdock plant, or the leaves of that plant.

Wharfverb

(transitive) To secure by a wharf.

Docknoun

The fleshy root of an animal's tail.

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Wharfverb

(transitive) To place on a wharf.

Docknoun

The part of the tail which remains after the tail has been docked.

Wharfnoun

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.

‘Commerce pushes its wharves into the sea.’; ‘Out upon the wharfs they came,Knight and burgher, lord and dame.’;

Docknoun

(obsolete) The buttocks or anus.

Wharfnoun

The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea.

Docknoun

A leather case to cover the clipped or cut tail of a horse.

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Wharfverb

To guard or secure by a firm wall of timber or stone constructed like a wharf; to furnish with a wharf or wharfs.

Docknoun

A fixed structure attached to shore to which a vessel is secured when in port.

Wharfverb

To place upon a wharf; to bring to a wharf.

Docknoun

The body of water between two piers.

Wharfnoun

a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

Docknoun

A structure attached to shore for loading and unloading vessels.

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Wharfverb

provide with a wharf;

‘Wharf the mouth of the river’;

Docknoun

A section of a hotel or restaurant.

‘coffee dock’;

Wharfverb

store on a wharf;

‘Wharf the merchandise’;

Docknoun

(electronics) A device designed as a base for holding a connected portable appliance such as a laptop computer (in this case, referred to as a docking station), or a mobile telephone, for providing the necessary electrical charge for its autonomy, or as a hardware extension for additional capabilities.

Wharfverb

discharge at a wharf;

‘wharf the passengers’;

Docknoun

A toolbar that provides the user with a way of launching applications, and switching between running applications.

Wharfverb

come into or dock at a wharf;

‘the big ship wharfed in the evening’;

Docknoun

An act of docking; joining two things together.

Wharfverb

moor at a wharf;

‘The ship was wharfed’;

Docknoun

Part of a courtroom where the accused sits.

Wharfnoun

a level quayside area to which a ship may be moored to load and unload.

Dockverb

(transitive) To cut off a section of an animal's tail, to practise a caudectomy.

Wharf

A wharf, quay (, also ), or staith(e) is a structure on the shore of a harbour or on the bank of a river or canal where ships may dock to load and unload cargo or passengers. Such a structure includes one or more berths (mooring locations), and may also include piers, warehouses, or other facilities necessary for handling the ships.

Dockverb

(transitive) To reduce (wages); to deduct from.

Dockverb

(transitive) To cut off, bar, or destroy.

‘to dock an entail’;

Dockverb

(intransitive) To land at a harbour.

Dockverb

To join two moving items.

Dockverb

To drag a user interface element (such as a toolbar) to a position on screen where it snaps into place.

Docknoun

A genus of plants (Rumex), some species of which are well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination.

Docknoun

The solid part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair; the stump of a tail; the part of a tail left after clipping or cutting.

Docknoun

A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a horse.

Docknoun

An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, - used for the reception of vessels, and provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the tide.

Docknoun

The slip or water way extending between two piers or projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; - sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down on the dock.

Docknoun

The place in court where a criminal or accused person stands.

Dockverb

to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.

‘His top was docked like a priest biforn.’;

Dockverb

To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.

Dockverb

To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.

Dockverb

To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing, cleaning the bottom, etc.

Docknoun

an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial

Docknoun

any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine

Docknoun

a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

Docknoun

a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded

Docknoun

landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out;

‘the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late’;

Docknoun

the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair

Docknoun

a short or shortened tail of certain animals

Dockverb

come into dock;

‘the ship docked’;

Dockverb

deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty

Dockverb

deduct from someone's wages

Dockverb

remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Dockverb

haul into a dock;

‘dock the ships’;

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