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Definitions of shore

  1. The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To support by a shore or shores; to prop; - usually with up; as, to shore up a building. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To support by a prop: usually with up. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To prop. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To support by props. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To support, as a wall, by a prop of timber. See illus. in next column. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore and buttress an old building" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. arrive on shore; of ships Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. serve as a shore to; "The river was shored by trees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To support by a prop or shore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To support with a prop or buttress temporarily. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. the land along the edge of a body of water (a lake or ocean or river) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the land along the edge of a body of water Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. imp. of Shear. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The coast or land bordering on the sea, etc.; a prop or support. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. The coast or land adjacent to the sea, a river, or lake. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A prop or support for the side of a building, or to keep a vessel in dock steady on the slips. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. SHORER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A prop. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Land adjacent to water; coast. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A beam set endwise, as a prop. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The land adjacent to an ocean, sea, lake, or large river. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Imp. Of SHEAR, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The coast or land adjacent to the sea, a large lake or a river. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A prop or support for a building or a ship on the stocks. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. The land adjacent to a sea or ocean, or to a great lake or river; the extremity where the land is broken off. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. A support; one of the stocks by which a ship is supported on dry land, or by which a wall or building is temporarily supported. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. A public drain.-See Wedgwood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. of or on or relating to the seashore; "seashore resorts"; "a shore dinner"; "a marine on shore duty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for shore

  1. So saying, he gave orders to the first lieutenant, and the vessel's head was suddenly turned straight toward the shore – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  2. Here year by year we learn more of the age of man, and of the countless centuries he has dwelt by the shore of the great deep. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
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