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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quay(noun)

    wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline


  1. quay(Noun)

    A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.

  2. quay(Verb)

    To land or tie up at a quay or similar structure, especially used in the phrase "quay up".

  3. Origin: From cai, from chai (modern French: quai).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quay(noun)

    a mole, bank, or wharf, formed toward the sea, or at the side of a harbor, river, or other navigable water, for convenience in loading and unloading vessels

  2. Quay(verb)

    to furnish with quays

  3. Origin: [F. quai. See Key quay.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quay

    kē, n. a landing-place: a wharf for the loading or unloading of vessels.—n. Quay′age, payment for use of a quay. [O. Fr. quay—Celt., as in Bret. kaé, and W. cae, an enclosure.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. quay

    A structure of solid construction along a shore or bank that provides berthing and generally provides cargo-handling facilities. A similar facility of open construction is called a wharf. See also wharf.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quay in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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