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Definition of the noun quay

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noun - plural: quays

  1. wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
    • examples: The boat was alongside the quay. | She was waiting at the quay as the ship came in. | The boat moved slowly away from the quay. | He was sitting on the quay. | Compare alien with Italian, Dandelion with battalion, Rally with ally; yea, ye, Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, key, quay!
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: dock / pier / wharf / wharfage = a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles

Alternative definition of the noun quay


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

Definition of the verb quay

What does quay mean as a doing word?


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


  1. Quay is an unincorporated community in Pawnee and Payne counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 47 at the 2000 census, at which time it was still a town; the community disincorporated on August 23, 2000.
  2. Quay a.k.a. Quay, New Mexico: Quay is an unincorporated community in Quay County, New Mexico, United States. It is located about 15 miles south of Tucumcari on New Mexico State Highway 209.

There are other places with in their name, like New Quay, Quay Valley, Queens Quay, Dolphin Quay, Georges Quay, Hunters Quay, Kilmore Quay, Quay Theatre, Queen's Quay, Connah's Quay, Sisowath Quay, Willington Quay, Bridlington Quay, Saint-Quay-Perros, Saint-Quay-Portrieux, North Shields Fish Quay, Castle Quay Shopping Centre.


  1. Quay a.k.a. Wharf: A wharf or quay 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, and may also include piers, warehouses, or other facilities necessary for handling the ships.
  2. Quay is a restaurant in Sydney, Australia. It is owned by Leon Fink, and is run by chef Peter Gilmore. It has won several awards in Australia, and has been included in The World's 50 Best Restaurants since 2009.

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Google previewPlastering: Plain and Decorative (2016)

by William Millar

The Quay is the centre of most pleasing plaster work. On the south side of the Row fronting the Quay is an old house, now divided into two residences (Nos. 46 and 47), which was probably built in 1580. One of the ceilings is adorned with ...

Google previewAntiquarian and Topographical Cabinet (1810)

Containing a Series of Elegant Views of the Most Interesting Objects of Curiosity in Great Britain. Accompanied with Letter-press Descriptions ... by James Storer

Yarmouth quay is the largest in the British empire, being near three quarters of a mile in length, and from 150 to 200 feet in breadth, giving abundant accommodation to a...

Google previewThe Irish Pub Cookbook (2005)

by Margaret M. Johnson

Kilmore Quay is a rural fishing village in County Wexford, situated in the sunny southeast corner of Ireland. One of the village's most distinctive features is the number of thatched cottages that line its streets, most of which date to the eighteenth ...

Google previewSydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens - A Self-Guided Walk (Illustrated) (2010)

by Steven Lewis

Circular Quay is the metaphorical heart of Sydney. In some ways, it is the metaphorical heart of Australia, placed as it is between Australia's greatest icons: the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. If your travels take you to Melbourne, make ...

Google previewUniversal Geography, Or, a Description of All the Parts of the World, on a New Plan: Spain, Portugal, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and Holland (1831)

by Conrad Malte-Brun

The quay is the most frequented walk, and the principal buildings in that part of the town are a royal riding school, spacious barracks and a theatre. A broad street leads to the declivity of a steep hill on which part of the town has been built.

Google previewThe world displayed; or, A curious collection of voyages and travels, selected from the writers of all nations (1761)

In which the conjectures and interpolations of several vain editors and translators are expunged, every relation is made concise and plain, and the divisions of countries and kingdoms are clearly and distinctly noted. Illustrated and embellished with variety of maps and prints by the best hands.. by Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, Christopher Smart

Near the quay is a row of small shops or huts, kept by staves, who sell old cloaths , toys, knives, &c. 1 have frequently seen seven or eight of them chained together, and working in the public streets like horses 5 the sight of these wretches with ...

Google previewNew Pocket Road Book of England and Wales, ... (1833)

by Samuel Leigh

Above the Quay is a good promenade, called the Friars. Exeter has a neat Theatre, and numerous charitable institutions. It carries on an extensive export trade in woollen goods manufactured in the counties of Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset, ...

Google previewThe Parlour Book of British Scenery, Architecture and Antiquities (1832)

Being a Series of Select Descriptions of Towns, Villages, Public Buildings, Gentlemens' Seats, Castles, Colleges, Churches, Ruins, &c. &c. in Great Britain

Near the west quay is a range of convenient baths, in which the water is changed every tide; here is also a commodious warm bath; further towards the channel is another suit of convenient and well frequented baths, and several bathing ...

Google previewA Tour in Wales, MDCCLXXIII (2014)

by Thomas Pennant

THE quay is a most beautiful walk along the side of the Menai, and commands a most agreeable view. CAERNARVON is destitute of manufactures, but has a brifl: trade with London, Bri/Iol, Leverpool, and Irelond, for the several necessaries of ...

Google previewThe Naval Chronicle: Volume 40, July-December 1818 (2010)

Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom with a Variety of Original Papers on Nautical Subjects by James Stanier Clarke, John McArthur

The quay is the principal public walk here. The number of the inhabitants is above 200,000; and the harbour, though Very large, is not so commodious as might be expected, and the vessels that ride therein are not always very safe. There is a ...

Google previewThe Rough Guide to Vancouver (2004)

by Tim Jepson

Lonsdale Quay is the SeaBus terminal on the north shore, home to a fine food and general market, somewhere that is well worth seeing but suffers by comparison with the even more impressive market on Granville Island. Most of North Van is ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Transportation - Transportation (2009)

by Ariane Archambault

transit shed Warehouse located near the quay for temporarily storing cargo. quay Structure for docking ships so that passengers can embark and disembark and cargo can be loaded and unloaded.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

QUAY, HERBERT C. (1927– ) Figure 1 A coronal MRI of a 12-year-old child with severe traumatic brain injury is presented on the left, with the right temporal area blown-up in the inset, showing severe hippocampal atrophy, as compared to an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams

quay A structure of solid construction along the edge of a port or harbor where boats are docked for loading and unloading is called a quay. A similar, but open structure providing ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Numeral Words, by which All Difficulty in the Remembrance of Figures is Removed (1829)

With an Explanation of the Plan by William Henry Crook (LL.D.)

Quay near. Pint. . '. — ' Pully eel. Up man. Poem up. Pay moi-o. Point.. . ._ . Up mule. Up mama. Queen up. Upnon Punt.` .' Pain least.

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Small photo of Temple Quay Bridge in Bristol, Somerset, UK taken on 24 February 2015Small photo of BOAT QUAY, SINGAPORE - AUGUST 18, 2009: Traditional shophouses at Boat Quay, a historical quay in Singapore, situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River on its southern bank.Small photo of Russia, Irkutsk 04,05,2018 Monument to surveyors-prospectors at the Lower Quay of the AngaraSmall photo of Russia, Irkutsk 04,05,2018 Monument to surveyors-prospectors at the Lower Quay of the AngaraSmall photo of Russia, Irkutsk 04,05,2018 Monument to surveyors-prospectors at the Lower Quay of the AngaraSmall photo of Russia, Irkutsk 04,05,2018 Monument to surveyors-prospectors at the Lower Quay of the AngaraSmall photo of Russia, Irkutsk 04,05,2018 Monument to surveyors-prospectors at the Lower Quay of the Angara More...

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Scrabble value of Q10U1A1Y4

The value of this 4-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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