Meaning of PIER in English

PIER

pier /pɪə $ pɪr/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1100-1200 ; Language: Medieval Latin ; Origin: pera ]

1 . a structure that is built over and into the water so that boats can stop next to it or people can walk along it:

a yacht moored at a pier

strolling along Brighton Pier

2 . a thick stone, wooden, or metal post that is used to support something

• • •

THESAURUS

▪ port noun [uncountable and countable] a place where ships can be loaded and unloaded:

a busy port

|

We’ll have two days ashore while the ship is in port.

|

The ferry was about to leave port.

▪ harbour British English , harbor American English noun [countable] an area of water next to the land which is protected by walls so the water is calm, and is a place where ships can stay when they are not sailing:

They sailed into Portsmouth Harbour

|

Tourist boats leave the harbour at Riva regularly.

|

the harbour wall

▪ dock [uncountable and countable] a place in a port where ships are loaded, unloaded, or repaired:

A crowd was waiting at the dock to greet them.

|

The ship was in dock for repairs.

▪ pier a structure that is built over and into the water so that boats can stop next to it or people can walk along it:

The yacht was moored at a pier.

▪ jetty noun [countable] a wall or platform built out into the water, used for getting on and off boats:

a wooden jetty

|

The house has a private jetty.

▪ mooring noun [countable] the place where a ship or boat is fastened to the land or to the bottom of the sea:

Tugs towed the boat away from its mooring at White Bay.

▪ marina noun [countable] a harbour where people keep boats which are used for pleasure:

They are building a new 220-berth marina.

|

The apartments have a private marina.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.