[kee, key, kwey] /ki, keɪ, kweɪ/
a landing place, especially one of solid masonry, constructed along the edge of a body of water; wharf.
Matthew Stanley, 1833–1904, U.S. politician: senator 1887–99, 1901–4.
a wharf, typically one built parallel to the shoreline Compare pier (sense 1)
1690s, variant of Middle English key, keye, caye “wharf” (c.1300; mid-13c. in place names), from Old North French cai (Old French chai, 12c., Modern French quai) “sand bank,” from Gaulish caium (5c.), from Old Celtic *kagio- “to encompass, enclose” (cf. Welsh cae “fence, hedge,” Cornish ke “hedge”), from PIE *kagh- “to catch, seize; wickerwork, fence” (see hedge (n.)). Spelling altered in English by influence of French quai.
[kee-ij, key-, kwa-] /ˈki ɪdʒ, ˈkeɪ-, ˈkwæ-/ noun 1. quays collectively. 2. space appropriated to quays. 3. a charge for the use of a quay or quays. /ˈkiːɪdʒ/ noun 1. a system of quays 2. a charge for the use of a quay
- Quay financial software
[kweyl] /kweɪl/ noun 1. James Danforth (“Dan”) born 1947, vice president of the U.S. 1989–93. /kweɪl/ noun 1. Sir (John) Anthony. 1913–89, British actor and theatrical producer: director (1948–56) of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
quazepam qua·ze·pam (kwā’zə-pām’) n. A benzodiazepine derivative used as a sedative and hypnotic.