Definitions for shoreʃɔr, ʃoʊr

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word shore

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shore(noun)

    the land along the edge of a body of water

  2. shore, shoring(verb)

    a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support

  3. shore(verb)

    serve as a shore to

    "The river was shored by trees"

  4. land, set ashore, shore(verb)

    arrive on shore

    "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"

  5. prop up, prop, shore up, shore(verb)

    support by placing against something solid or rigid

    "shore and buttress an old building"


  1. shore(Noun)

    the land on or near a waterline such as a sea shore or lake shore

  2. shore(Noun)

    the land

    The seamen were serving on shore instead of in ships.

  3. shore(Noun)

    a prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it

    The shores stayed upright during the earthquake.

  4. shore(Verb)

    To provide support in some way

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shore

    of Shear

  2. Shore

    imp. of Shear

  3. Shore(noun)

    a sewer

  4. Shore(noun)

    a prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging

  5. Shore(verb)

    to support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building

  6. Shore(verb)

    the coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river

  7. Shore(verb)

    to set on shore

  8. Origin: [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]


  1. Shore

    A shore or shoreline is the fringe of land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. In physical oceanography, a shore is the wider fringe that is geologically modified by the action of the body of water past and present, while the beach is at the edge of the shore, representing the intertidal zone where there is one. In contrast to a coast, a shore can border any body of water, while the coast must border an ocean; that is, a coast is a type of shore. The word shore is often substituted for coast where an oceanic shore is meant. Shores are influenced by the topography of the surrounding landscape, as well as by water induced erosion, such as waves. The geological composition of rock and soil dictates the type of shore which is created.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shore' in Nouns Frequency: #1837

Anagrams for shore »

  1. horse, HORSE

  2. hoers

  3. shoer

  4. hoser

  5. shero

Images & Illustrations of shore

Translations for shore

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for shore »


Find a translation for the shore definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these shore definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"shore." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for shore? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for shore:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.