Definition of Shore

1. Noun. The land along the edge of a body of water.

Terms within: Beach, Shoreline
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation
Category relationships: Lake, Ocean, River
Specialized synonyms: Lakeshore, Lakeside, Coast, Sea-coast, Seacoast, Seashore, Strand

2. Verb. Serve as a shore to. "The river was shored by trees"
Generic synonyms: Border, Bound

3. Noun. A beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support.
Exact synonyms: Shoring
Generic synonyms: Beam

4. Verb. Arrive on shore. "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
Exact synonyms: Land, Set Ashore
Generic synonyms: Arrive, Come, Get
Derivative terms: Land, Landing

5. Verb. Support by placing against something solid or rigid. "Shore and buttress an old building"
Exact synonyms: Prop, Prop Up, Shore Up
Generic synonyms: Hold, Hold Up, Support, Sustain
Specialized synonyms: Bolster
Derivative terms: Prop, Shoring, Shoring Up

Definition of Shore

1. n. A sewer.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.

4. n. The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.

5. v. t. To set on shore.

Definition of Shore

1. Proper noun. (surname topographic from=Middle English) ¹

2. Noun. Land adjoining a non-flowing body of water, such as an ocean, lake or pond. ¹

3. Noun. (context: from the perspective of one on a body of water) Land, usually near a port. ¹

4. Noun. A prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it ¹

5. Verb. (transitive without ''up'') To provide with support. ¹

6. Verb. (context: usually with ''up'') To reinforce (something at risk of failure}. ¹

7. Verb. (simple past of shear) ¹

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Definition of Shore

1. to prop with a supporting timber [v SHORED, SHORING, SHORES]

Medical Definition of Shore

1. 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. On shore. See On. Shore birds, the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus). Origin: OE. Schore, AS. Score, probably fr. Scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. Schoore, schoor. See Shear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shore

shore (current term)
shore bird
shore boulder
shore bug
shore cod
shore crab
shore crabs
shore dinner
shore dotterel
shore duty
shore fly
shore lark
shore leave
shore patrol
shore pine

Literary usage of Shore

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1908)
"On the west side of the Lake shore crossing is the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad, and an abutment by means of which it is to be carried over Lake avenue is ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography: From the Earliest Times to 1900 by George Smith, Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1897)
"At the age of fourteen young shore was sent, to Harrow, ... In his seventeenth year shore was removed to a commercial school at Hoxton for ..."

3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1908)
"part in MY shore ADVENTURE CHAPTER XIII HOW I BEGAN MY shore ADVENTURE ** THE appearance of the island when I came on deck next morning was altogether ..."

4. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... roar On the Long Island's lonely shore. The nearer Isles with slight delay Ourselves may summon in our way; And soon on Arran's shore shall meet With ..."

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