onshore

adjective

on·​shore ˈȯn-ˌshȯr How to pronounce onshore (audio)
ˈän-
1
: coming or moving from the water toward or onto the shore
an onshore wind
2
a
: 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
onshore
ˈȯn-ˈshȯr How to pronounce onshore (audio)
ˈän-ˈshȯr
adverb

Examples of onshore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The country’s securities regulator this week accused Evergrande’s main onshore subsidiary Hengda Real Estate Group of recognizing sales in advance and massively overstating its revenue in the two years through 2020, prior to Evergrande’s default. Bloomberg, Fortune Asia, 22 Mar. 2024 Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, was the area hardest-hit by flooding over the weekend, when strong onshore winds pushed water into the community, cutting off roads and inundating homes. Kathryn Prociv, NBC News, 11 Mar. 2024 Florida has zero operational offshore or onshore wind farms, according to 2023 data collected by the federal government. Emily L. Mahoney, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024 The deal with Renaissance is the latest move by Shell to limit its onshore operations in Nigeria while focusing on deepwater operations. Taiwo Adebayo, Quartz, 28 Feb. 2024 Weather dependent, intermittent onshore wind turbines need 9-10 times more than a CCGT, and offshore wind turbines require fourteen times more raw materials. Craig Rucker, Orange County Register, 19 Feb. 2024 Thunderstorms, waterspouts and tornadoes are possible Brutal onshore winds will also pummel the northern, central and southern coasts through Monday, forecasters said, leading to damaging surf. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2024 Google also announced smaller deals to purchase renewable energy from onshore wind and solar farms in Italy, Poland, and Belgium. Justine Calma, The Verge, 1 Feb. 2024 With little to no onshore or offshore air flow, particles from fires and other pollution, such as vehicle emissions, become concentrated in the atmosphere. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of onshore was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Onshore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onshore. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

onshore

adjective
on·​shore ˈȯn-ˌshō(ə)r How to pronounce onshore (audio)
ˈän-,
-ˌshȯ(ə)r
1
: moving toward the shore
onshore winds
2
: situated on land
onshore oil refinery
onshore
ˈȯn-ˈshō(ə)r How to pronounce onshore (audio)
ˈän-
-ˈshȯ(ə)r
adverb
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