lake·​shore ˈlāk-ˌshȯr How to pronounce lakeshore (audio)
: the shore of a lake
also : lakefront

Example Sentences

Follow this path to the lakeshore.
Recent Examples on the Web Monday was expected to bring a few lingering showers, with the rest of the week seeing highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s, with cooler temperatures along the lakeshore. Talia Soglin, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2023 Last year, a 47-year-old man was killed while looking for Frisbees along a lakeshore in Largo and an 80-year-old woman was killed after falling into a pond at a country club south of Sarasota. USA TODAY, 12 May 2023 Lower Platte River; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan Combine your tubing adventure with a visit to a national lakeshore—one known for its enormous (and climbable) sand dunes and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 May 2023 Near the lakeshore and the centre of Locarno lies the Camellia Park with over 900 species of plants, some of which are very rare. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2023 The heaviest rain is expected to fall in the northern parts of Cuyahoga and Geauga counties, while heavier rain will occur near the lakeshore in Lake and Ashtabula counties. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 25 Sep. 2022 Griffin has donated $1.3 billion over the years to a variety of institutions and causes, from $125 million to the University of Chicago economics department to $17 million for Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, a well-trodden hiking and biking path along the city’s lakeshore. Robert Channick,, 6 Oct. 2021 The tiny water bear was roaming the lakeshore mosses within Crater Cirque, a natural bowl hollowed out by ancient glaciers. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 19 June 2014 The stones feet would have been covered by seasonal water, and would have been visible from the western lakeshore. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, 20 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lakeshore was in 1798

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“Lakeshore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Lake·​shore ˈlāk-ˌshȯr How to pronounce Lakeshore (audio)
town east of Windsor on the southern shore of Lake Saint Clair in southeastern Ontario, Canada population 34,546
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