Definitions for shoreʃɔr, ʃoʊr
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word shore
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'shore' in Nouns Frequency: #1837
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore at the rim of a far flung sky.
If you really want more, then cross the door and get to the shore. -RVM
That's not good news. A lot of power plants of PGE are pretty much on the shore.
Cuba is a brutal, tyrannical dictatorship 90 miles from the shore of our country.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
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Translations for shore
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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