Definition of quayside in US English:



  • A quay and the area around it.

    • ‘A new marina could be created on the quayside, as well as restaurants, hotels and homes.’
    • ‘Among the visitors were the wife and daughter of the ship's Geordie Commanding Officer, who were waiting on the quayside at Newcastle.’
    • ‘Even if we were in a position to give medicines away free, which we are not, it is no good if they are just left on the quayside at some port.’
    • ‘We were dining at Bruno's restaurant, La Taverne du Port, overlooking the quayside where a symphony of boats bobbed and jangled in the harbour.’
    • ‘Over 100 three and four-masted sailing ships will be berthed on the quayside here for over a week.’
    • ‘The museum does not own mooring rights at the quayside, but its support is regarded as vital for any attraction wishing to move there.’
    • ‘He drove a short distance along the quayside away from the vessel and towards the town and then drove a few metres off the road and parked amongst some trees.’
    • ‘At Yarmouth, so many vessels were crammed in by the quayside that ‘one may walk from ship to ship as on a floating bridge’.’
    • ‘The Irish alcohol factories have built a large molasses tank at the deep-water berths, with pipe line to the quayside.’
    • ‘The scheme creates a pedestrian link to an area of landscaped open space on the lower quayside.’
    • ‘Diplomats waiting at the quayside for the ship pronounced it clear after finding no unaccompanied children on board.’
    • ‘The harbour has both a commercial quayside and marina which was crowded with expensive yachts and cruisers.’
    • ‘Along the quayside there's to be a wide pedestrian area along which holiday makers may stroll, and a few small shops to cater to them.’
    • ‘Since it stretched along the length of the Yare bank, sections of the quayside were distinguished from each other by their own names.’
    • ‘He would want to escape, to get back to the quayside and his ship.’
    • ‘Some time later that morning the train deposited us at the quayside at Kisumu, right next to the paddle steamer which was to take us on our three day cruise down the lake.’
    • ‘Stroll along the quayside among sailors and traders who will amaze you with their magic tricks and comical acts.’
    • ‘Through the darkened windows of one of the lower decks nearest to the quayside could be seen tables laid out for dinner in one of the ship's four restaurants.’
    • ‘They spent three hours at the quayside and were assisted by lifeboatmen when they had to take to the sea to fight the blaze.’
    • ‘One child was among the victims when a gangway leading to the world's biggest ocean liner from the quayside gave way.’