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

Examples of onshore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Renewable energy technologies are even cheaper, with onshore wind cutting carbon at $24 per ton and utility-scale solar at $27 per ton, the firm notes. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Pandemic’s deep carbon reductions have come with a huge price tag," 9 July 2020 The National Weather Service expects onshore flow to continue through Thursday morning. oregonlive, "Portland Wednesday weather: First day of July feels more like May, drizzly, cool temps," 1 July 2020 And Smith noted that China's onshore storage tanks are not even close to being filled. Matt Egan, CNN, "China is storing an epic amount of oil at sea. Here's why," 1 July 2020 For example, the research is bullish on the potential for offshore wind power to expand significantly, even becoming cheaper than onshore wind. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Scientists claim deep-sea mining could forever harm 'pristine' ocean ecosystems," 25 June 2020 That makes solar and onshore wind farms costlier to build than in places with lots of flat, empty land. The Economist, "The reinvention of Japan’s power supply is making little headway," 21 June 2020 With a light onshore flow, cloud cover will be hard to shake as well. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Storms and rain ease overnight. Warm, muggy and unsettled Sunday.," 20 June 2020 But after that near-term relief, the brief recommends ending incentives for onshore wind and solar, while extending credits for emerging technologies until 2030. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Trump’s energy chief touts ‘powerful economic comeback’," 10 June 2020 Fishermen have been warned to remain onshore and not sail out for the next 24 hours by the Indian Meteorological Department. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Cyclone Amphan evacuations in India and Bangladesh complicated by coronavirus," 20 May 2020

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First Known Use of onshore

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jul 2020

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“Onshore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onshore. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of onshore

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

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