shore
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: shô, IPA: /ʃɔː/
  • (America) enPR: shôr, IPA: /ʃɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: shōrʹ, IPA: /ʃo(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ʃoə/
Noun

shore (plural shores)

  1. Land adjoining a non-flowing body of water, such as an ocean, lake or pond.
    lake shore;  bay shore;  gulf shore;  island shore;  mainland shore;  river shore;  estuary shore;  pond shore;  sandy shore;  rocky shore
    • the fruitful shore of muddy Nile
  2. (from the perspective of one on a body of water) Land, usually near a port.
    The seamen were serving on shore instead of in ships.
    The passengers signed up for shore tours.
Related terms Translations Verb

shore (shores, present participle shoring; past and past participle shored)

  1. (obsolete) To set on shore.
Noun

shore (plural shores)

  1. A prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it.
    The shores stayed upright during the earthquake.
Verb

shore (shores, present participle shoring; past and past participle shored)

  1. (transitive, without up) To provide with support.
  2. (usually, with up) To reinforce (something at risk of failure).
    My family shored me up after I failed the GED.
    The workers were shoring up the dock after part of it fell into the water.
Synonyms Verb
  1. simple past tense of shear
Noun

shore (plural shores)

  1. (Obsolete except in Hiberno-English) A sewer.
Verb

shore (shores, present participle shoring; past and past participle shored)

  1. (Scotland, archaic) To warn or threaten.
  2. (Scotland, archaic) To offer.

Shore
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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