Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

ashore

play
adverb \ə-ˈshȯr\

Simple Definition of ashore

  • : on or to the shore of an ocean, sea, lake, or river

Full Definition of ashore

  1. :  on or to the shore

Examples of ashore

  1. We docked our boat and went ashore to visit the island.

  2. the seashells that wash ashore after a storm



Circa 1536

First Known Use of ashore

circa 1536



ASHORE Defined for Kids

ashore

play
adverb \ə-ˈshȯr\

Definition of ashore

  1. :  on or to the shore <We collected seashells that the waves had washed ashore.>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ashore? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez duvet spindrift kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ