Definitions for shore
Here are all the 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, shoreverb
arrive on shore
"The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
prop up, prop, shore up, shoreverb
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: score , Saxon.
Sea cover’d sea;
Sea without shore. John Milton.
Beside the fruitful shore of muddy Nile,
Upon a sunny bank outstretched lay,
In monstrous length a mighty crocodile. Edmund Spenser.
When I use the word shore, I may intend thereby a coast of land near the sea, or a drain to carry off water, or a prop to support a building. Isaac Watts, Logick.
Shorethe preterit of shear.
I’m glad thy father’s dead:
Thy match was mortal to him, and pure grief
Shore his old thread in twain. William Shakespeare.
Etymology: schooren, Dutch.
They undermined the wall, and as they wrought, shored it up with timber. Richard Knolles.
He did not much strengthen his own subsistence in court, but stood there on his own feet, for the most of his allies rather leaned upon him than shored him up. Henry Wotton.
There was also made a shoring or under-propping act for the benevolence; to make the sums which any person had agreed to pay, leviable by course of law. Francis Bacon, Hen. VII.
I will bring these two blind ones aboard him; if he think it fit to shore them again let him call me rogue. William Shakespeare.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A prop fixed under a ship's sides or bottom, to support her when laid aground or on the stocks. Shores are also termed legs when used by a cutter or yacht, to keep the vessel upright when the water leaves her. (See LEGS.) Also, the general name for the littoral of any country against which the waves impinge, while the word coast is applied to that part of the land which only lies contiguous to the sea.--Bold shore. A coast which is steep-to, permitting the near approach of shipping without danger; it is used in contradistinction to a shelving-shore.
Land along a body of water.
The shore is so beautiful at any time of the year.
Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020
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
Savvy investors understand that digital currencies are the future of money and, as such, they will be capitalizing on the lower prices in order to build their portfolios and shore-up their positions.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
We already are seeing once-rare tidal flooding events becoming increasingly frequent, so today along the Jersey Shore, flooding events that used to happen in the 1950s every year or two are now happening for several days a year on average.
For instance, in Maryland, it is not required to have a carbon monoxide detector in the house, so, if you are planning a vacation along the Maryland shore, you should know the state requirements may not require a CO detector be installed in that particular rental facility.
There isnothing greater than touching the shore after crossing some great body of water knowing that I've done it with my own two arms and legs.
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- شاطيء, شاطئArabic
- ribaCatalan, Valencian
- marbordo, bordoEsperanto
- orilla, costaSpanish
- rannikko, rantaFinnish
- bord, rive, rivageFrench
- cladachScottish Gaelic
- litoral, costaGalician
- किनारा, कनाराHindi
- 海岸, 河岸, 岸, 海浜, 湖岸Japanese
- sissaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 海岸, 해안, 물가, 바닷가Korean
- ora, ripaLatin
- तट, किनाराMarathi
- kust, oeverDutch
- tábąąhNavajo, Navaho
- praia, costa, margem, orlaPortuguese
- coastă, mal, țărmRomanian
- obala, brijeg, бријег, breg, обала, брегSerbo-Croatian
- breg, obalaSlovene
- ukingo wa bahariSwahili
- ชายฝั่ง, ฝั่งThai
- бе́ріг, бе́регUkrainian
- کنارہ, ساحلUrdu
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