Definition of Pier in English :

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Pier meaning in English

Meaning of Pier in English

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see synonyms of pier


1. dock, pier, wharf, wharfage

a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

2. pier

(architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)

3. pier

a support for two adjacent bridge spans

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of pier
a structure with a deck that is built out over water, and used as a landing place, promenade, etc
a pillar that bears heavy loads, esp one of rectangular cross section
the part of a wall between two adjacent openings
4.  another name for buttress (sense 1)

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see synonyms of pier
a heavy structure supporting the spans of a bridge, esp., as distinguished from an abutment, one supporting the adjacent ends of two center spans of a long bridge
a structure built out over the water and supported by pillars or piles: used as a landing place, pleasure pavilion, etc.
3.  Architecture
a heavy column, usually square, used to support weight, as at the end of an arch
the part of a wall between windows or other openings
a reinforcing part built out from the surface of a wall

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


see synonyms of pier
a. A platform extending from a shore over water and supported by piles or pillars, used to secure, protect, and provide access to ships or boats.
b. Such a structure used predominantly for entertainment.
2. A supporting structure at the junction of connecting spans of a bridge.
3. Architecture Any of various vertical supporting structures, especially:
a. A pillar, generally rectangular in cross section, supporting an arch or roof.
b. The portion of a wall between windows, doors, or other openings.
c. A reinforcing structure that projects from a wall; a buttress.

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