HyperDic: pier

English > 3 senses of the word pier:
NOUNartifactpier, wharf, wharfage, docka platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles
artifactpier(architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)
artifactpiera support for two adjacent bridge spans
pier > pronunciation
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Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > pier: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats.
Synonymswharf, wharfage, dock
Partsbollard, bittA strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
shipsideThe part of a wharf that is next to a ship
NarrowerleveeA pier that provides a landing place on a river
quaywharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
BroaderplatformA raised horizontal surface
Spanishdescargadero, desembarcadero, embarcadero, malecón, muellaje, muelle
Catalandesembarcador, moll, port
English > pier: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaning(architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows).
CategoryarchitectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
Part ofwallAn architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness
BroadersupportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
Spanishcolumna, pilar, pilastra
Catalancolumna, pilar
English > pier: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA support for two adjacent bridge spans.
Part ofbridge, spanA structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
BroadersupportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
Spanishpila, pilar
Catalanpilar

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