Quay


Quay

A quay, pronounced 'key', is a wharf or bank where ships and other vessels are loaded. A quay may be constructed parallel or perpendicular to the bank of a waterway. The word is commonly used in United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and in some of the former British colonies (Eg. Queen's Quay in Toronto, Circular Quay in Sydney, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay in Singapore).


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  • Quay — ist der Name von: Stephen und Timothy Quay (* 1947), US amerikanische Filmregisseure; siehe Brothers Quay Jan de Quay (1901 1985), niederländischer Politiker der Katholischen Volkspartei (KVP) Joanne Quay (* 1980), malaysische Badmintonspielerin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Quay — Quay, n. [F. quai. See {Key} quay.] 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. [Written also {key}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quay — Quay, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 47 Housing Units (2000): 20 Land area (2000): 0.187661 sq. miles (0.486041 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.187661 sq. miles (0.486041 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Quay, OK — U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 47 Housing Units (2000): 20 Land area (2000): 0.187661 sq. miles (0.486041 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.187661 sq. miles (0.486041 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Quay — Quay, v. t. To furnish with quays. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quay — quay·age; quay; …   English syllables

  • quay — Quay, m. monosyll. Est cette muraille de pierre de taille, qui est eslevée sur le bord d une riviere dans les villes où elle passe, qui sert tant pour empescher que desbordement d icelle ne se face dans la ville, que pour arrester les vaisseaux… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Quay — Quay,   Jan Eduard de, niederländischer Politiker, * Herzogenbusch 26. 8. 1901, ✝ Beers (Provinz Nordbrabant) 4. 7. 1985; nach der deutschen Besetzung der Niederlande Mitbegründer der gegen das nationalsozialistische Regime agierenden… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • quay — [ki: US keı, ki:] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: kay] a place in a town or village where boats can be tied up or can stop to load and unload goods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quay — [ ki, keı ] noun count a hard surface next to an ocean or river, where boats can stop …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quay — (n.) 1690s, variant of M.E. key wharf (c.1400; mid 13c. in place names), from O.N.Fr. cai (O.Fr. chai) sand bank, from Gaulish caium (5c.), from O.Celt. *kagio to encompass, enclose (Cf. Welsh cae fence, hedge, Cornish ke hedge ), cognate with… …   Etymology dictionary


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