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Meaning of SHORE

Pronunciation:  showr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
  2. [n]  the land along the edge of a body of water (a lake or ocean or river)
  3. [v]  support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore and buttress an old building"
  4. [v]  arrive on shore; of ships
  5. [v]  serve as a shore to; "The river was shored by trees"

SHORE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: land, prop, prop up, set ashore, shore up, shoring
 See Also: arrive, beach, beam, bolster, border, bound, coast, come, formation, geological formation, geology, get, hold, hold up, lakeshore, lakeside, seacoast, sea-coast, seashore, shoreline, strand, support, sustain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shore\,
    imp. of {Shear}. --Chaucer.
  2. \Shore\, n.
    A sewer. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
  3. \Shore\, n. [OE. schore; akin to LG. schore, D. schoor,
    OD. schoore, Icel. skor?a, and perhaps to E. shear, as being
    a piece cut off.]
    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.
    [Written also {shoar}.]
  4. \Shore\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shored}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Shoring}.] [OE. schoren. See {Shore} a prop.]
    To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up;
    as, to shore up a building.
  5. \Shore\, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran,
    and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin
    to OD. schoore, schoor. See {Shear}, v. t.]
    The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an
    ocean, lake, or large river.
          Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello,
          Is come shore.                           --Shak.
          The fruitful shore of muddy Nile.        --Spenser.
    {In shore}, near the shore. --Marryat.
    {On shore}. See under {On}.
    {Shore birds} (Zo["o]l.), a collective name for the various
       limicoline birds found on the seashore.
    {Shore crab} (Zo["o]l.), any crab found on the beaches, or
       between tides, especially any one of various species of
       grapsoid crabs, as {Heterograpsus nudus} of California.
    {Shore lark} (Zo["o]l.), a small American lark ({Otocoris
       alpestris}) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on
       the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark
       brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow
       local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black
       streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear
       tufts. Called also {horned lark}.
    {Shore plover} (Zo["o]l.), a large-billed Australian plover
       ({Esacus magnirostris}). It lives on the seashore, and
       feeds on crustaceans, etc.
    {Shore teetan} (Zo["o]l.), the rock pipit ({Anthus
       obscurus}). [Prov. Eng.]
  6. \Shore\, v. t.
    To set on shore. [Obs.] --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the shore in your dream indicates that you are satisfying your emotional needs and any inner turmoil has been resolved. It also symbolizes a place where the conscious mind meets the unconscious.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Beach or bank between high and low water marks on lake or tidewater; also combining form in backshore, foreshore, onshore, offshore, longshore, and nearshore.