ashore

adverb
\ ə-ˈshȯr \

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

Passers-by spotted Puerta's boat adrift in the cove and went ashore near what appeared to be a campsite to see if anyone was in trouble. Anchorage Daily News, "The killing of an Eagle River hiker marks the 6th fatal bear attack in Alaska in the past 10 years. Here are the others.," 21 June 2018 In 2010, eight to 10 people in a small boat reportedly went ashore there. Sonali Kohli, latimes.com, "Fishing boat comes ashore at Crystal Cove; 4 men found as authorities search for other possible occupants," 19 June 2018 Early in the film, ’Ntoni’s boat and his fellow fisherman from the village of Aci-Trezza go ashore to unload the morning’s catch and sell it to wholesalers, who take most of the profit. New York Times, "How Luchino Visconti Made History Sing," 7 June 2018 Three families on a cruise decide to go ashore when their ship docks in Costa Rica. Jenni Laidman, chicagotribune.com, "Summer audiobooks to pack for your next road trip," 21 May 2018 In 1607, English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Virginia, on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere. azcentral, "AZ Memo: Arizona #RedForEd teachers walkout today - all you need to know; movie sequels, reboots getting ridiculous," 26 Apr. 2018 In 1607, English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Va., on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 26 Apr. 2018 In fact, while there was a slight delay for our guests to disembark, all who were scheduled to go ashore on excursions and other activities disembarked as planned. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "WATCH: MSC Armonia cruise ship crashes into a dock in Roatan," 11 Apr. 2018 In fact, while there was a slight delay for our guests to disembark, all who were scheduled to go ashore on excursions and other activities disembarked as planned. Sun Sentinel Staff, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Video shows cruise ship smashing into dock in Honduras," 11 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ashore.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of ashore

circa 1536, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ashore

Phrases Related to ashore

wash ashore

Statistics for ashore

Last Updated

12 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ashore

The first known use of ashore was circa 1536

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ashore

ashore

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of ashore

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

ashore

adverb
\ ə-ˈshȯr \

Kids Definition of ashore

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on ashore

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

the setting in which something occurs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!