Definitions for shoreʃɔr, ʃoʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shoreʃɔr, ʃoʊr(n.)

  1. the land along the edge of a sea, lake, broad river, etc.

  2. some particular country:

    my native shore.

  3. land, as opposed to sea or water:

    a marine serving on shore.

  4. Law.

    Category: Law

    Ref: seashore (def. 2). 2

Origin of shore:

bef. 1000; ME schore, OE scora, c. MD, MLG schore

shoreʃɔr, ʃoʊr(n.; v.)shored, shor•ing.

  1. (n.)a supporting post or beam, esp. one propped against the side of a building, a ship in drydock, etc.; prop; strut.

    Category: Building Trades, Civil Engineering

  2. (v.t.)to support by or as if by a shore or shores; prop (usu. fol. by up).

    Category: Building Trades, Civil Engineering

Origin of 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shore(noun)ʃɔr, ʃoʊr

    the land next to the ocean, a lake, a river, etc.

    trash washed up on the shore


  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


  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 of shore

  1. horse, HORSE

  2. hoers

  3. shoer

  4. hoser

  5. shero

Translations for shore

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


land bordering on the sea or on any large area of water

a walk along the shore; When the ship reached Gibraltar the passengers were allowed on shore.

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