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 Buoys with thermometers along the Point Reyes seashore recently measured temperatures as high as 57 degrees Fahrenheit, about 3 to 5 degrees above average for this time of year. Peter Fimrite,, "‘Blob’ of warm Pacific water is back — could be trouble for marine life and weather," 10 Sep. 2019 The body was found in a shallow part of the seashore, Deputy Marvin Crowder said. Los Angeles Times, "Body with a gunshot wound is found at Ranchos Palos Verdes beach," 6 Sep. 2019 Melanie Gunn, outreach coordinator for the seashore, said the resource protection zones would be managed to protect the environment and natural resources, including elk. Peter Fimrite,, "New Point Reyes management plan riles up environmentalists — comment sought," 8 Aug. 2019 The graffiti at the club, which sits on federal seashore, was quickly painted over by the management, according to a club member, and the police were called. New York Times, "Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Shock a Beachfront Oasis," 1 Sep. 2019 The new document breaks the seashore into different zones — range, pasture, ranch core and resource protection, each with restrictions on what the area may be used for. Peter Fimrite,, "New Point Reyes management plan riles up environmentalists — comment sought," 8 Aug. 2019 The National Park Service’s draft environmental impact statement proposes managing 28,000 acres of agricultural land in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes seashore. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Updating the 49 Mile Route," 9 Aug. 2019 Medical waste and other debris began washing up on New York City-area seashores, forcing the closing of several popular beaches., "This day in history," 6 July 2019 There are plenty of places to explore, too, mountains to seashore. Sheila Vilvens,, "Looking for places to go to escape the rain? We found a few," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of seashore

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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