Adjective "quays" definition and examples

(Quays may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A stone or metal platform lying alongside or projecting into water for loading and unloading ships.
  1. 'It is also no surprise that Waterford quays became known as the ‘noblest quay in Europe’ at that time.'
  2. 'If he lived by a port, then his duties would require him to deal with the maintenance of ships and quays.'
  3. 'The men created a world of their own on the docks, levees, plantation landings, city quays, and steamboat decks of the Mississippi River economy.'
  4. 'He was certainly a member of the merchant gild by 1385, when he was also renting from the gild a room on the common quay.'
  5. 'Originally they were quays with small jetties built out to serve shipping.'
  6. 'London was a port and a sequence of waterfronts, quays, and warehouses developed along the north bank of the Thames.'
  7. 'It is a sailing resort with all the related services such as mooring on floating bridges, catways, quays, fuel, showers, daily weather reports and boat hire.'
  8. 'Within an hour, a huge crowd had gathered to watch it enter the new harbour and berth at the quay.'
  9. 'There are some high quality office spaces available at present, particularly along the quays and docklands area.'
  10. 'The stone edge of the quay is still to be seen, and it doesn't take a huge leap of imagination to picture it as it was a century ago.'

More definitions

1. a landing place, especially one of solid masonry, constructed along the edge of a body of water; wharf.

More examples(as adjective)

"soymeals can be quays."

"soybeans can be quays."

"slowings can be quays."

"lengths can be quays."

"facilities can be quays."

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(quay)Late Middle English key, from Old French kay, of Celtic origin. The change of spelling in the late 17th century was influenced by the modern French spelling quai.