lake·​shore | \ ˈlāk-ˌshȯr How to pronounce lakeshore (audio) \

Definition of lakeshore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the shore of a lake also : lakefront


geographical name
Lake·​shore | \ ˈlāk-ˌshȯr How to pronounce Lakeshore (audio) \

Definition of Lakeshore (Entry 2 of 2)

town east of Windsor on the southern shore of Lake Saint Clair in southeastern Ontario, Canada population 34,546

Examples of lakeshore in a Sentence


Follow this path to the lakeshore.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Take the ferry from Bayfield to La Pointe on Madeline Island, the only island not part of the lakeshore, home to beautiful Big Bay State Park. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "4 dining destinations in Wisconsin worth a road trip," 16 May 2018 Occupying a sprawling campus near the lakeshore is the Hotel X Toronto (rooms from $361,, an unexpected resort in the heart of the city that is part of the Library Hotel Collection. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, "Canada’s City of the Future Rides a New Wave," 4 Dec. 2018 The cavernous hall is lined with weathered wood banquettes, chalkboard menus, and checked curtains, and its beer garden tumbles from terrace to lakeshore. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 Indiana Dunes' Sand Sculpture Contest People of all ages come to the lakeshore for a morning of 3-D make-believe. Michelle L. Quinn,, "Upcoming summer events in Northwest Indiana," 13 May 2018 According to the national lakeshore, the Perseid Meteor shower is one of the best and the Aug. 11 is one day before the showers peak. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "Sleeping Bear Dunes unveils 2018 star party calendar, first event this Saturday," 10 Apr. 2018 Shuttle vans drove us, and more than 1,200 fellow gazers that weekend, close to the lakeshore. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "Vacation in Portugal the Less-Obvious Way," 10 Aug. 2018 All members perform on a volunteer basis, with their mission as supporting the interpretive music of the lakeshore. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Toe-tappin' audiences enjoy Dunes folk music series," 25 June 2018 As the plane headed west over Michigan and approached the lakeshore, Capt. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "What happened to Northwest Flight 2501? Shipwreck hunters resume search," 24 May 2018

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1798, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lakeshore

: the shore of a lake

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