shore


1shore

noun, often attributive \ˈshr\

Definition of SHORE

1
:  the land bordering a usually large body of water; specifically :  coast
2
:  a boundary (as of a country) or an area within a boundary —usually used in plural <immigrated to these shores>
3
:  land as distinguished from the sea <shipboard and shore duty>

Origin of SHORE

Middle English, from Old English *scor; akin to Middle Low German schōr foreland and perhaps to Old English scieran to cut — more at shear
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

2shore

noun

Definition of SHORE

:  a prop for preventing sinking or sagging

Origin of SHORE

Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch scōre prop, Middle Low German schōre
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

3shore

transitive verb
shoredshor·ing

Definition of SHORE

1
:  to support by a shore :  prop
2
:  to give support to :  brace —usually used with up <trying to shore up his claim>

First Known Use of SHORE

14th century

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