\ ə-ˈshȯr How to pronounce ashore (audio) \

Definition of ashore

: on or to the shore

Examples of ashore in a Sentence

We docked our boat and went ashore to visit the island. the seashells that wash ashore after a storm
Recent Examples on the Web In April 1926 a waterspout came ashore in National City, creating what the National Weather Service in San Diego has called the worst tornado on record in San Diego County. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Tornados strike region 95 years ago," 6 Apr. 2021 Sea turtles, too weak to swim, are coming ashore in Florida. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, "Relief checks are coming," 11 Mar. 2021 Fishermen who escaped years of slavery on boats also described coming ashore in search of help, but instead ending up being trafficked onto plantations -- sometimes with police involvement. Margie Mason And Robin Mcdowell,, "Palm oil is a big business and virtually impossible to avoid. The workers who cultivate it are abused.," 21 Nov. 2020 New research suggests hurricanes are maintaining their intensity farther inland after coming ashore. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "A New Era of Super-Sized Hurricanes?," 13 Nov. 2020 After coming ashore in the Florida Keys overnight, Tropical Storm Eta will wander the eastern Gulf of Mexico, dumping heavy rain on the Sunshine State and raking it with gusty winds. Brian K Sullivan,, "Tropical Storm Eta to Drench Florida With Downpours for Days," 8 Nov. 2020 Nicaragua’s government has also placed northern provinces on alert as Eta is expected to move through the country’s northern mountains after coming ashore. Fox News, "Hurricane Eta rapidly intensities into major storm, will be Category 4 by landfall," 2 Nov. 2020 The storm intensified before landfall Wednesday afternoon, coming ashore near Cocodrie at almost Category 3 strength. Staff Report,, "St. Tammany Parish hears hum of generators as 70,000 lose power in Hurricane Zeta," 28 Oct. 2020 The long-range forecast shows the center of the storm coming ashore in Louisiana on Friday and then tracking more to the northeast. Ben Thomas |, al, "Another storm headed into the Gulf altering HS football schedules around the state," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of ashore

circa 1536, in the meaning defined above

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“Ashore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ashore

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


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Kids Definition of ashore

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

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