sea·​shore ˈsē-ˌshȯr How to pronounce seashore (audio)
: land adjacent to the sea : seacoast
: all the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks : foreshore

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The main town on the island’s north coast is Calibishie, an ancient fishing village lying just a mile from its seashore location to the rain forest. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2023 Daytona Beach Just as famous for its NASCAR speedway as its seashore, Daytona Beach nonetheless offers a great oceanside environment on the Atlantic. Kristin Harmel, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2023 Specifically, Amtrak is resuming three notable, passenger-favorite routes—each one snaking its way through picturesque landscape, including mountains, lakes, rivers, and seashores—and into cities in Quebec, the Pacific Northwest, and the Berkshires. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Mar. 2023 An explosive device was attached to the car while the journalists were driving near the Abyan seashore, the country's state-run agency reported. Mostafa Salem, CNN, 10 Nov. 2021 What, then, were prehistoric people doing on the British seashore? Joseph Calamia, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2010 Risks are starting to mar the rare, affordable beauty that has lured generations of middle-class homeowners to this urban seashore. Anne Barnard Jade Doskow, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2022 President Kennedy signed the bill designating it as a park service seashore on Sept. 13, 1962. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 Things end mysteriously, with a bloodied Karol running through a cornfield, and later sitting nude on a seashore covered in blood. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of seashore was in 1526

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“Seashore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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sea·​shore -ˌshō(ə)r How to pronounce seashore (audio)
: the shore of a sea : seacoast
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