What does shore mean?

Definitions for shore
ʃɔr, ʃoʊrshore

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

  8. Origin: [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shore

    shōr, pa.t. of shear.

  2. Shore

    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. scoresceran, to shear.]

  3. Shore

    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.]

  4. Shore

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shore' in Nouns Frequency: #1837

Anagrams for shore »

  1. horse, HORSE

  2. hoers

  3. shoer

  4. hoser

  5. shero

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How to say shore in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shore in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of shore in a Sentence

  1. RVM:

    If you really want more, then cross the door and get to the shore.

  2. Edgar Albert Guest:

    Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore at the rim of a far flung sky.

  3. RVM:

    If you really want more, then cross the door and get to the shore. -RVM

  4. Souheil Ezzedine:

    That's not good news. A lot of power plants of PGE are pretty much on the shore.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    Cuba is a brutal, tyrannical dictatorship 90 miles from the shore of our country.

Images & Illustrations of shore

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