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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Other Words from onshore

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

Examples of onshore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to its onshore North Slope fields, Hilcorp operates offshore production facilities in the Beaufort Sea, as well as Cook Inlet. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 4 June 2021 The onshore wind turbine market is dominated by an industry standard three-rotor HAWT design, but there is no standard design for VAWTs. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 20 May 2021 These onshore winds, or winds coming off the ocean, feel colder because the sea surface temperatures are below the 50s, which actually is colder than usual this time of year. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2021 On Florida's West Coast, onshore winds and water movement typically bring algae blooms to the shore. Arthur Brice, CNN, 24 May 2021 The National Weather Service says onshore flow continues to bring clouds and possible showers into the metro area during much of the day. oregonlive, 19 May 2021 The National Weather Service says low pressure moving into the Pacific Northwest will deepen the marine layer and strengthen onshore flow throughout the day. oregonlive, 17 May 2021 Over the last two decades, the US has seen incredible growth in renewable energy: Roughly a 12,000% increase in the installed capacity of solar panels and 4,800% for onshore wind turbines. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 11 May 2021 Once financing is finalized, Vineyard Wind’s construction is expected to begin later this year, along with work on the onshore substation in Barnstable, Mass., where the cables from the turbines will reach land. Author: Joshua Partlow, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2021

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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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14 Jun 2021

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“Onshore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onshore. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of onshore

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


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