Definitions for onshoreˈɒnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɔn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

on•shoreˈɒnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɔn-(adv.)

  1. onto or in the direction of the shore from a body of water.

  2. on land, esp. within the area adjoining a port; ashore.

  3. (adj.)moving or proceeding toward shore or onto land from a body of water:

    an onshore breeze.

  4. located on or close to the shore.

  5. done or taking place on land.

Origin of onshore:

1870–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inshore, onshore, seaward, shoreward(adj)

    (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land

    "an inshore breeze"; "an onshore gale"; "sheltered from seaward winds"

  2. onshore(adverb)

    on the edge of the land

    "an onshore lighthouse"

  3. onshore(adverb)

    on or toward the land

    "they were living onshore"

Wiktionary

  1. onshore(Verb)

    To relocate production, services or jobs to lower-cost locations in the same country.

  2. onshore(Adverb)

    from the sea towards the land

  3. onshore(Adjective)

    moving from the sea towards the land

  4. onshore(Adjective)

    positioned on or near the shore

Freebase

  1. Onshore

    Onshore, when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under dry land or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field.

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