What does shore leave mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term shore leave:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shore leave, liberty(noun)

    leave granted to a sailor or naval officer


  1. shore leave(Noun)

    Free time given to sailors of the military navy when they are off duty and allowed to disembark and spend time on land.


  1. Shore leave

    Shore leave is the leave that professional sailors get to spend on dry land. During the Age of Sail, shore leave was often abused by the members of the crew, who took it as a prime opportunity to drink in excess, indulge in other pleasures denied to them aboard the solely masculine ships, and desert. Many captains were forced to take on new members of the crew to replace the ones lost due to shore leave.

Matched Categories


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shore leave in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shore leave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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