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Definition of "shore" []

  • The land along the edge of an ocean, sea, lake, or river; a coast. (noun)
  • Land; country. Often used in the plural: far from our native shores. (noun)
  • Land as opposed to water: a sailor with an assignment on shore. (noun)
  • To support by or as if by a prop: shored up the sagging floors; shored up the peace initiative. (verb-transitive)
  • A beam or timber propped against a structure to provide support. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shore" in a sentence
  • "On the day after her arrival, she sent several cases ( "chronic dysentry, hepatitis, and general debility") to hospital, but not one of cholera; neither did any case occur on board during her stay there, at anchor a mile and a half from shore, and constantly communicating with shore, [5] while a considerable number of deaths took place from cholera _in the merchant vessels anchored near shore_."
  • "_By Ampelus is signified the sea shore; or Ampelus, among the people of Cyrene, signifies the sea shore_."
  • "To carry you over from shore to shore_, "repeated the boat; and when the little boy had unfastened it, he sprang in, and began to row himself over the dark water."