on·shore | \ˈȯn-ˌshȯr, 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, ˈän-ˈshȯr \ adverb

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An offshore wind farm can cost can cost nearly triple that of a onshore project, according to the International Energy Agency. Rye Druzin, San Antonio Express-News, "While offshore wind gets developed, Texas will likely stay onshore," 22 June 2018 Simpson attributed the dreary weather to the presence of a nor’easter moving through New England and onshore flow from unusually cold ocean water. BostonGlobe.com, "Yes, that was a nor’easter — in June," 4 June 2018 Other than a couple of days early in the month, the weather was dominated by low-pressure troughs, which brought a fairly consistent dose of May gray and a cool, onshore flow — cool enough to end the warm streak. Robert Krier, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cool May breaks San Diego's long warm spell," 1 June 2018 In line to open Poland’s first offshore wind farm is Polenergia SA, an owner of onshore facilities that teamed up with Norway’s Statoil ASA. James M Gomez, Bloomberg.com, "Even Europe’s Coal Addict Wants to Get Clean," 27 Apr. 2018 Financially struggling oilfield services firm Weatherford International finally has found a buyer to acquire its Middle East onshore drilling rig business for $287.5 million as part of its long-term divestiture plans. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Weatherford finally sells its Middle East land rig business," 12 July 2018 Royalty rates for onshore production are currently 12.5 percent, the lowest allowed by federal law. Zack Colman, Scientific American, "A Trump Oil Boom Could Transform This Rocky Mountain Landscape," 13 July 2018 The state has more greater sage-grouse, more leks, and more federal onshore gas production than any other state in the US. Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Group effort rules the roost in Wyoming, then Washington intervenes," 10 July 2018 China’s central bank has begun intervening in onshore markets again to support the yuan. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "A Stock Market Crash With Chinese Characteristics," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of onshore

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of onshore

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

: on land

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