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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 Two other storms — Imelda and Nestor — also came ashore in the U.S. Leigh Morgan, al, "Hurricane season 2019 ends: Another lucky year for the Alabama coast," 30 Nov. 2019 The storm is expected to come ashore Tuesday afternoon with high winds and heavy snow for much of the southern portion of the state, especially above 2,500 feet. oregonlive, "Snow in Portland? A ‘bomb cyclone’? What you need to know about Oregon weather ahead of Thanksgiving travel," 25 Nov. 2019 Coming ashore in southwestern Florida, Wilma drew fuel from the moisture of the Everglades and stormed in through South Florida’s back door, wreaking havoc and destruction throughout the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach corridor. Brett Clarkson,, "Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida 14 years ago today. Is that the latest a hurricane has hit us?," 24 Oct. 2019 The recovery effort begins in the Bahamas as officials warn the death toll there is likely to rise days after Dorian came ashore. Kamal Wallace, CNN, "Quickly catch up on the day's news," 4 Sep. 2019 That tied it for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever to come ashore, equaling the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, before the storms were named. Ramón Espinosa, Twin Cities, "Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm," 1 Sep. 2019 Four days before the system is expected to come ashore, projections say Dorian could hit practically anywhere in Florida, meteorologists said. Fox News, "Kennedy Space Center braces for Hurricane Dorian as NASA protects launch infrastructure," 29 Aug. 2019 Breeding Penguins come ashore to lay their eggs and raise their chicks. Elissa Nuñez, National Geographic, "Penguins," 16 Aug. 2019 Since its inauguration in 1986, passengers who come ashore have not been subject to customs or immigration controls. The Economist, "Cruise-line companies are building private Caribbean play zones," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ashore

circa 1536, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ashore was circa 1536

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“Ashore.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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