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Definition of Pier

  • Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two openings.
  • Any additional or auxiliary mass of masonry used to stiffen a wall. See Buttress.
  • A projecting wharf or landing place.
  • a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
  • a support for two adjacent bridge spans
  • (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)

How to use pier in a sentence. Pier pronunciation.

Another time the Emperor was much displeased because the lady on duty was not seated by the side of the Empress while she took her music-lesson with M. Pier.
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For the first few days after their arrival at Teignmouth, they sat or walked on the promenade, walked or sat on the pier, sat or walked on the Den-a long, wide lawn, decked about with shrubs and flower-beds, between sea-fronting houses and the beach.
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But next morning he joined them on the pier, and this time Jessica had no choice but to present him to her mother.
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To Nancy, her eyes still looking straight forward, it sounded as though from a distance; it had an effect upon her nerves similar to that she had experienced three days ago, when they were walking about the pier.
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At eleven next morning, having lingered behind her friends, she found Tarrant in conversation with Mrs. Morgan and Jessica on the pier.
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He unrolled a large design, a coloured picture of Whitsand pier as it already existed in his imagination.
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Not content with having the mere structure exhibited, Crewe had persuaded the draughtsman to add embellishments of a kind which, in days to come, would be his own peculiar care; from end to end, the pier glowed with the placards of advertisers.
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Gen. Sumner responded by a peremptory order to warp the Cherokee out from the pier and send the other vessels in.
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The lighter was warped to the pier at 11 o'clock, and the general tied his steam launch alongside to see that it was not disturbed until the debarkation was completed.
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Jane stepped out on the pier to survey the work.
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We'll just dump them on the pier.
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Nor was there a word said until they had driven out on the pier and halted the car.
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Harriet ran around the end of the pier, where, shoving off the rowboat, she leaped in.
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It was a full half hour later when Harriet steered the houseboat alongside the pier.
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Then the two girls made fast the line, carrying the latter to the motor boat, after which they cast off from the pier.
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The girls saw it head straight for the pier where Harriet had landed the previous evening on her way to the farmhouse for supplies.
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She said nothing to the girls about having seen Dickinson, when finally she joined them at the pier.
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The motors were working, but no sooner had the two boys gotten clear of the little pier at their camp than the engines suddenly stopped and the boat drifted back.
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A few years before, in 1537, says Mr. Froude, {333} while the harbours, piers, and fortresses were rising in Dover, "an ancient hermit tottered night after night from his cell to a chapel on the cliff, and the tapers on the altar before which he knelt in his lonely orisons made a familiar beacon far over the rolling waters.
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After breakfast they went down to the beach; the morning went easily enough with a bathe and a stroll along the front; the evening, which they spent on the pier, having put the baby to bed, was tolerable, for there was music to listen to and a constant stream of people to look at; (Philip amused himself by imagining who they were and weaving little stories about them; he had got into the habit of answering Mildred's remarks with his mouth only so that his thoughts remained undisturbed;) but the afternoons were long and dreary.
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Examples of Pier

Example #1
These facts prove conclusively the falsity of the statement that the milliner Leroy was excluded from the palace for taking the liberty of saying to her Majesty that she had beautiful shoulders.
Example #2
The Emperor did not wish that any man in the world should boast of having been alone with the Empress for two minutes; and he reprimanded very severely the lady on duty because she one day remained at the end of the saloon while M. Biennais, court watchmaker, showed her Majesty a secret drawer in a portfolio he had made for her.
Example #3
Nancy had no wish to exert herself, for the weather was hot; after her morning bathe with Jessica, she found amusement enough in watching the people-most of whom were here simply to look at each other, or in listening to the band, which played selections from Sullivan varied with dance music, or in reading a novel from the book-lender's,- that is to say, gazing idly at the page, and letting such significance as it possessed float upon her thoughts.
Example #4
By Nancy Lord and her companions such pleasures were unregarded.
Example #5
Nancy felt annoyed that this should have come about; Tarrant, she supposed, would regard poor Mrs. Morgan with secret ridicule.
Example #6
Nancy ordered a carriage for the afternoon, and with her friends drove up the Teign valley; but they did not meet Tarrant.