pier

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Night Scene of Pier 9, Central Piers, Hong Kong

From Medieval Latin pera, from Old Norman pira (breakwater), from Vulgar Latin *petricus, from Latin petra.

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Noun[edit]

pier (plural piers)

  1. A raised platform built from the shore out over water, supported on piles; used to secure, or provide access to shipping; a jetty.
  2. A similar structure, especially at a seaside resort, used to provide entertainment.
  3. (US, nautical) A structure that projects tangentially from the shoreline to accommodate ships; often double-sided.
  4. A structure supporting the junction between two spans of a bridge.
  5. (architecture) A rectangular pillar, or similar structure, that supports an arch, wall or roof.

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Dutch[edit]

still not all senses and etymologies

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

pier m (plural pieren, diminutive piertje n)

  1. (zoology) A worm, earthworm (in Flanders)

Etymology 2[edit]

English pier

Noun[edit]

pier m (plural pieren, diminutive piertje n)

  1. (architecture) A pier, jetty
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Etymology 3[edit]

Unknown; Flanders only

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Noun[edit]

pier m (plural pieren, diminutive piertje n)

  1. (archaic) A physical trap
  2. (archaic) A figurative trap, ambush
  3. (archaic) A place one is trapped in:
    1. a prison
    2. a rabbit den
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Verb[edit]

pier

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pieren
  2. imperative of pieren

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pier

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of piō

Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

pier

  1. first-person singular present tense form of pieri.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of pieri.

Romansch[edit]

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  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) biera

Noun[edit]

pier f (plural piers)

  1. (Sutsilvan) beer, ale

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