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

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

  2. Shore

    imp. of Shear

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

  3. Shore(noun)

    a sewer

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

  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

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

  5. Shore(verb)

    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. Shore(verb)

    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. Shore(verb)

    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

    A piece of 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

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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. Christopher Columbus:

    You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Misattributed: Actually by André Gide.)

  2. Sean McAlinden:

    Mexican workers are cheaper than Chinese, so why not go near-shore rather than far-shore?

  3. Steven Wright:

    There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    Nobel prize money is a lifebelt thrown to a swimmer who has already reached the shore in safety.

  5. John Saucer:

    When producers are heading into redeterminations - all of a sudden, you've done something to shore up your potential borrowing base.

Images & Illustrations of shore

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