What does shore mean?

Definitions for shore
ʃɔr, ʃoʊrshore

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shore.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shorenoun

    the land along the edge of a body of water

  2. shore, shoringverb

    a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support

  3. shoreverb

    serve as a shore to

    "The river was shored by trees"

  4. land, set ashore, shoreverb

    arrive on shore

    "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"

  5. prop up, prop, shore up, shoreverb

    support by placing against something solid or rigid

    "shore and buttress an old building"

Wiktionary

  1. shorenoun

    the land on or near a waterline such as a sea shore or lake shore

  2. shorenoun

    the land

    The seamen were serving on shore instead of in ships.

  3. shorenoun

    a prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it

    The shores stayed upright during the earthquake.

  4. shoreverb

    To provide support in some way

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shore

    of Shear

    Etymology: [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]

  2. Shore

    imp. of Shear

    Etymology: [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]

  3. Shorenoun

    a sewer

    Etymology: [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]

  4. Shorenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]

  5. Shoreverb

    to support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building

    Etymology: [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]

  6. Shoreverb

    the coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river

    Etymology: [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.]

  7. Shoreverb

    to set on shore

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. shore

    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.

  2. shore

    See SHORE.

Editors Contribution

  1. 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

  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

How to pronounce shore?

How to say shore in sign language?

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. Reid Ribble:

    American producers are missing out on a market that imports the vast majority of its agricultural products, and Cubans are missing out on exposure to the freedom and democracy that lies just 90 miles from their shore.

  2. Ashley Touart:

    The thought of paying $4,500 to go sit in a hotel for a week, possibly without power, was not appealing at all, we're from the Gulf Coast. So we know that if a Cat 3 or 4 comes on shore, you're without power and it's absolutely miserable.

  3. Mike Lampson:

    Somebody brought a surfboard up and Mike Lampson and Rodney Sanders got( Graham) onto the surfboard, i tried my best to start compressions right away, but the current was really strong and pretty much impossible, so Mike Lampson and Rodney Sanders all made the decision to... link up arms and get Josh Graham into the shore.

  4. Andrew Lewis:

    I expect that these strict restrictions on abortion will shore up any potential cracks in conservative Christian support for the Trump campaign, the momentum around conservative Supreme Court appointments and state-level abortion restrictions will justify why many have supported Trump.

  5. Di Leonardo:

    When we got out there. I started by throwing a little bait – a wild animal would typically be in flight mode but these guys were totally tame. They started eating the bait within a foot of me. The boats got a little too close so they got spooked. I quickly netted the male. When I realized they were going to swim I put him in a carrier on the shore and I carried the female. We were able to reunite them, these guys aren’t equipped for the wild at all.

Images & Illustrations of shore

  1. shoreshoreshoreshoreshore

Popularity rank by frequency of use

shore#1#5221#10000

Translations for shore

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for shore »

Translation

Find a translation for the shore definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these shore definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "shore." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Sep. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/shore>.

    Are we missing a good definition for shore? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    • A. splay
    • B. flabby
    • C. motile
    • D. sesquipedalian

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for shore: