—n. 1. a structure built on the shore of or projecting into a harbor, stream, etc., so that vessels may be moored alongside to load or unload or to lie at rest; quay; pier.
2. Obs. a. a riverbank.
b. the shore of the sea.
—v.t. 1. to provide with a wharf or wharves.
2. to place or store on a wharf: The schedule allowed little time to wharf the cargo. 3. to accommodate at or bring to a wharf: The new structure will wharf several vessels.
—v.i. to tie up at a wharf; dock: The ship wharfed in the early morning.