Definition of Pier

1. Noun. A platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats.

Exact synonyms: Dock, Wharf, Wharfage
Terms within: Bitt, Bollard, Shipside
Specialized synonyms: Levee, Quay
Generic synonyms: Platform
Derivative terms: Dock, Dock, Wharf, Wharf, Wharf, Wharf, Wharf, Wharf



2. Noun. (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows).
Generic synonyms: Support
Group relationships: Wall
Category relationships: Architecture

3. Noun. A support for two adjacent bridge spans.
Group relationships: Bridge, Span
Generic synonyms: Support

Definition of Pier

1. n. Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two openings.

Definition of Pier

1. Noun. A raised platform built from the shore out over water, supported on piles; used to secure, or provide access to shipping; a jetty. ¹

2. Noun. A similar structure, especially at a seaside resort, used to provide entertainment. ¹

3. Noun. (US nautical) A structure that projects tangentially from the shoreline to accommodate ships; often double-sided. ¹

4. Noun. A structure supporting the junction between two spans of a bridge. ¹

5. Noun. (architecture) A rectangular pillar, or similar structure, that supports an arch, wall or roof. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pier

1. a structure extending from land out over water [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pier

pieless
pielike
piem
piemaker
piemakers
piemaking
pieman
piemen
piemontite
piemontites
piems
piend
piends
pieplant
pieplants
pier (current term)
pier arch
pier mirror
pier table
pierage
pierages
pierc't
pierce
pierceable
pierced
piercee
piercees
piercel
piercels

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