the land along the edge of a body of water
a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
serve as a shore to
"The river was shored by trees"
land, set ashore, shore(verb)
arrive on shore
"The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
prop up, prop, shore up, shore(verb)
support by placing against something solid or rigid
"shore and buttress an old building"
the land on or near a waterline such as a sea shore or lake shore
The seamen were serving on shore instead of in ships.
a prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it
The shores stayed upright during the earthquake.
To provide support in some way
imp. of Shear
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
to support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building
the coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river
to set on shore
Origin: [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shōr, pa.t. of shear.
shōr, n. the coast or land adjacent to the sea, to a river, or lake.—v.t. (Shak.) to set on shore.—ns. Shor′age, duty on goods when brought on shore from a ship; Shore′-anch′or, the anchor lying towards the shore; Shore′-cliff, a cliff at the water's edge; Shore′-land, land bordering on a shore.—adj. Shore′less, having no coast: indefinite or unlimited.—n. Shores′man, a fisherman along shore: a sole or part owner of a vessel: a longshoreman.—adv. Shore′ward, towards the shore.—n. Shore′-whāl′ing, the pursuit of the whale near the shore. [A.S. score—sceran, to shear.]
shōr, n. a prop or support for the side of a building, or to keep a vessel in dock steady on the slips.—v.t. to prop (often with up).—ns. Shōr′er; Shōr′ing, the act of supporting with props: a set of props. [Skeat refers to Ice. skortha, a prop, esp. under a boat—skor-inn, pa.p. of skera, to shear.]
shōr, v.t. (Scot.) to warn, threaten: to offer. [Perh. a form of score, or another form of sure, equivalent to assure.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'shore' in Nouns Frequency: #1837
The numerical value of shore in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of shore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Mexican workers are cheaper than Chinese, so why not go near-shore rather than far-shore?
That is a waste, the fish that are caught that are dead will come to shore, and they will be used.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
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Translations for shore
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- شاطيء, شاطئArabic
- ribaCatalan, Valencian
- marbordo, bordoEsperanto
- costa, orillaSpanish
- ranta, rannikkoFinnish
- bord, rive, rivageFrench
- cladachScottish Gaelic
- costa, litoralGalician
- किनारा, कनाराHindi
- 岸, 海浜, 湖岸, 海岸, 河岸Japanese
- sissaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 물가, 바닷가, 海岸, 해안Korean
- ripa, oraLatin
- तट, किनाराMarathi
- oever, kustDutch
- tábąąhNavajo, Navaho
- margem, orla, praia, costaPortuguese
- țărm, mal, coastăRomanian
- брег, обала, breg, бријег, brijeg, obalaSerbo-Croatian
- breg, obalaSlovene
- ukingo wa bahariSwahili
- ชายฝั่ง, ฝั่งThai
- бе́рег, бе́рігUkrainian
- کنارہ, ساحلUrdu
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