What does ashore mean?

Definitions for ashore
əˈʃɔr, əˈʃoʊrashore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ashoreadverb

    towards the shore from the water

    "we invited them ashore"


  1. ashoreadverb

    On the land as opposed to onboard

  2. ashoreadverb

    On, or towards the shore

  3. Etymology: a- + shore

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ashoreadverb

    Etymology: from a and shore.

    The poor Englishman riding in the road, having all that he brought thither ashore, would have been undone. Walter Raleigh.

    Moor’d in a Chian creek, ashore I went,
    And all the following night in Chios spent. Joseph Addison, Ovid.

    We may as bootless spend our vain command,
    As send our precepts to the leviathan
    To come ashore. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    May thy billows rowl ashore
    The beryl, and the golden ore. John Milton, Comus.


  1. ashore

    This list of ship directions provides succinct definitions for terms applying to spatial orientation in a marine environment or location on a vessel, such as fore, aft, astern, aboard, or topside.


  1. ashore

    Ashore refers to being on or towards the shore or land from a body of water such as the sea, a lake, or a river. It is often used in context of someone or something arriving on land after a journey in water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ashoreadverb

    on shore or on land; on the land adjacent to water; to the shore; to the land; aground (when applied to a ship); -- sometimes opposed to aboard or afloat

  2. Etymology: [Pref. a- + shore.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ashore

    a-shōr′, adv. on shore. [Prep. a, and Shore.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ashore

    Aground, on land.--To go ashore, to disembark from a boat. Opposed to aboard.

Anagrams for ashore »

  1. ahorse

  2. hoarse

  3. shorea

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ashore in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ashore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ashore in a Sentence

  1. Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia:

    My dear grandmother, we enjoy ourselves so much on our beloved Standart. Every day we go ashore with papa. Maria, Anastasia, and Aleksei go spearately. Olga and I go with papa, as papa walks a great deal, and Aleksei and the boys march up and down by the shore.

  2. Jacqui McCullagh:

    Boats washed ashore, houses without roofs, windows smashed in, trees snapped in half, gum trees torn out of the ground and those that do remain standing, are bare and lifeless, the wind gusts were so ferocious, they sounded like freight trains passing by. The concrete walls were shaking non-stop all day.

  3. Khairul Nova:

    The latest information we have is about 794 people were found in the middle of the sea and brought ashore by fishermen at 5 a. m., they are now in a warehouse by the port as a temporary arrangement.

  4. Mary Crowley:

    If one can remove nets before it comes ashore on beaches or on reefs, it's much more effective, once the nets are on the reefs, removal of the net needs to be done carefully so not to damage the reefs.

  5. Joseph Thomas:

    Once we got it ashore with the help of another vessel, (the coastguard) scraped some of the goose barnacles off, and it just so happened the first place they scraped, they found the flag.

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