Meaning of PIER in English

PIER

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

old

But the old pier was built on top of the northern tip, and the coral below died, he said.

Often two or three ships sit anchored off Cozumel because there is no room at the old pier .

For more than a few summers, this old pier was something to see on a Sunday afternoon.

■ NOUN

stone

The vault was supported on eight massive stone piers fronted by granite columns 38 feet high.

He stood with the others on the great stone pier .

■ VERB

build

Under the pavement of the baths was a lower floor upon which were built small piers of tiles about two feet high.

Developers have been trying for years to finish building a cruise ship pier that will bring more jobs and tourism to Cozumel.

support

It is supported on octagonal ribbed piers with tiny foliated capitals.

Inside the church, where the lighting is subdued but not dim, the central dome is supported on eight piers .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The cruise boards at 7 p.m. at Pier 33.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He said he had managed to swim under the pier and had found a ledge.

He stood with the others on the great stone pier .

Inside the church, where the lighting is subdued but not dim, the central dome is supported on eight piers.

The pier was filled with hundreds of people.

The green car was behind them on the pier , in the third line of queuing cars.

They had applauded him on the pier .

Time, weather, and long neglect had taken the piers beyond dilapidation.

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