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Word forms: plural quays


countable noun

Jack and Stephen were waiting for them on the quay.

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Quay definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

(kiː )

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Word origin

C14 keye, from Old French kai, of Celtic origin; compare Cornish hedge, fence, Old Breton cai fence

(ki ; keɪ ; kweɪ )

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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Word origin

ME kei < MFr cai < Celt (as in Welsh cae & Bret kai, enclosure) < IE base *kagh-, to enclose > hedge: E sp. infl. by Fr quai (OFr cai), of same orig.

Examples of ‘quay’ in a sentence


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Residents on the other side of the harbour already complained about the noise from the fish quay, he added.

Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was no sound as she paused, glancing across the quay down river towards the broad estuary.

Barbara Erskine HIDING FROM THE LIGHT (1993)The doorway of the restaurant was crowded with people who had watched the action on the quay.

Dhondy, Farrukh JANAKY AND THE GIANT (1993)

British English: quay /kiː/ NOUN

A quay is a long platform beside the sea or a river where boats can be tied.

  • American English: quay /ˈki/
  • Arabic: رَصِيفُ الـمِينَاء
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cais
  • Chinese: 码头
  • Croatian: pristanište
  • Czech: nábřeží
  • Danish: kaj
  • Dutch: kade
  • European Spanish: muelle costa
  • Finnish: laituri
  • French: quai
  • German: Kai
  • Greek: αποβάθρα
  • Italian: banchina
  • Japanese: 埠頭
  • Korean: 선창
  • Norwegian: kai
  • Polish: nadbrzeże
  • European Portuguese: cais
  • Romanian: cheu
  • Russian: причал
  • Latin American Spanish: muelle embarcadero
  • Swedish: kaj
  • Thai: ท่าเทียบเรือ
  • Turkish: iskele deniz
  • Ukrainian: набережна
  • Vietnamese: bến tàu

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