on·​shore | \ ˈȯn-ˌshȯr How to pronounce onshore (audio) , ˈän-\

Definition of onshore

1 : coming or moving from the water toward or onto the shore an onshore wind
2a : situated on or near the shore as distinguished from being in deep or open water
b : situated on land
3 : domestic sense 2 onshore markets

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onshore \ ˈȯn-​ˈshȯr How to pronounce onshore (audio) , ˈän-​ˈshȯr \ adverb

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Seven onshore rigs were taken out of service this week, but that was offset the addition of a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Fuel Fix Staff, Houston Chronicle, "Rig count falls again as oil prices sputter," 14 June 2019 Gale force wind, and the massive waves, are going to push water onshore and cause some beach erosion and flooding, the National Weather Service says. Paul P. Murphy, CNN, "Parts of the Great Lakes will get pounded by 13-foot waves," 13 June 2019 But coastal areas turned out to be cooler than expected due to light onshore winds. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Third day of heat ties, breaks records across inland San Diego County," 11 June 2019 By Wednesday most of the Bay Area will see a reprieve from the scorching temperatures with the return of onshore winds and low-hovering clouds. Mark Gomez, The Mercury News, "Bay Area weather: Stretch of record-setting heat continues," 11 June 2019 By Thursday , onshore winds are expected to return and nature’s air conditioner will kick in. oregonlive.com, "Portland metro Sunday weather: a perfectly pleasant week’s end ahead of an approaching heatwave," 9 June 2019 These are places where population densities are frequently high and land for onshore wind farms is thus expensive, while building those farms offshore increases the awkwardness of construction and maintenance. The Economist, "An innovative approach to making electricity from the wind," 7 June 2019 The deal relates to how Goldman Sachs’s Asia unit worked with Beijing Gao Hua Securities Co., the majority owner of the onshore joint venture, on its trading business. Bloomberg.com, "Goldman Agrees to $22 Million Settlement With China Watchdog," 24 Apr. 2019 Their onshore Chinese stock funds each have less than $50 million in assets under management, according to people familiar with the funds. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "BlackRock, Fidelity Launches Hit By Chinese Share Decline," 9 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of onshore

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of onshore was in 1860

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English Language Learners Definition of onshore

: moving from an ocean, lake, etc., toward land
: on land

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