sea·​shore | \ ˈsē-ˌshȯr How to pronounce seashore (audio) \

Definition of seashore

1a : land adjacent to the sea : seacoast
2 : all the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks : foreshore

Examples of seashore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His works, most notably watercolors of the New England seashore, were displayed in shows and at museums. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Tom Heinsohn, Champion Celtic as Player and Coach, Is Dead at 86," 10 Nov. 2020 Environmental groups, led by the Center for Biological Diversity, sued, saying the park had never studied the environmental impact of ranching on the seashore as the law required. Matthew Polvorosa Kline, National Geographic, "Unique elk in California may be killed under controversial plan," 30 Sep. 2020 The beach closures and enforcement in San Diego and other coastal cities in March came after people did not follow social-distancing rules when visiting the seashore — and the county threatened to shut them down. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: San Diego’s reopening 2.0 success may depend on mask enforcement," 2 Sep. 2020 Focusing on Anning’s romantic life, even if entirely invented, is a way to see her as a whole person, not just the woman who sells seashells down by the seashore. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "‘Ammonite’ Is Historical Fanfiction About the World’s First Great Fossil Hunter," 26 Aug. 2020 The moves came just ahead of Italy's biggest summer holiday, Ferragosto, which millions of Italians celebrate at the seashore, in the mountains or on trips abroad. Sylvie Corbet, Star Tribune, "Virus flareups in Europe lead to club closings, mask orders," 14 Aug. 2020 The family was visiting the seashore from their home in Oak Ridge, N.C., reports said. Fox News, "Boy, 16, survives terrifying shark attack in North Carolina with help from dad," 20 June 2020 Experts say a combination of factors – fewer people in the water, less pollution from boats and sunblock, and fewer bright lights along the seashore – may account for the sea glow. Mark Stevenson, USA TODAY, "Pristine Cancun greets excited tourists as the rest of Mexico desperately waits to reopen," 11 June 2020 Mountain mullet, bigmouth sleeper, and lots of other tropical fish need intact seashore, coastal lagoon, and upland rivers, all of which are under stress in Puerto Rico. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "A Puerto Rican Fishing Road Trip for Silver Kings, Bigmouths, Mullet, and More," 27 May 2020

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First Known Use of seashore

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Seashore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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sea·​shore | \ ˈsē-ˌshȯr How to pronounce seashore (audio) \

Kids Definition of seashore

: the shore of a sea

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