sea·​shore | \ˈsē-ˌshȯr \

Definition of seashore 

1a : land adjacent to the sea : seacoast

b : national seashore

2 : all the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks : foreshore

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Celebrate summer—which officially kicks off this Saturday, June 21st—with a cool cake topper inspired by the seashore. Jessica Leigh Hester, Country Living, "These Wedding Cake Toppers Are Perfect for Summer," 18 June 2014 After passing the Bab el Mandeb strait, the road stretches along the seashore. Ghaith Abdul-ahad, New York Times, "The Coffee-Flavored American Dream," 30 Mar. 2018 Because Liu’s ashes were buried in the ocean in proceedings that were closely controlled by the authorities, supporters have tried to hold memorials by various seashores. Washington Post, "Nobel widow’s release is short-lived human rights triumph," 13 July 2018 The species can grow to be up to two feet long, according to the National Park Service which oversees the Padre Island seashore. Alex Park, Houston Chronicle, "Critically endangered sea turtle species now at Texas State Aquarium," 5 July 2018 Here’s a look at some of the more recent cases reported to the Journal Sentinel: Blacked out and puking by the seashoreRichard Peterson and his wife, Marion, of Appleton, Wis., were vacationing on a cruise in February. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Terrifying stories from tourists in Mexico continue a year after mysterious drowning," 27 June 2018 The four women, accompanied by their brother, drove along the seashore of the Saudi port city, crossing paths with three other women drivers. Margherita Stancati And Donna Abdulaziz, WSJ, "Saudi Women Take the Wheel as Driving Ban Is Lifted," 23 June 2018 When Bernard has his final hallucination of Robert by the seashore, the old master tells his student that the splendor of the seas dwarf all of humankind’s great magic. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Puzzled by Westworld? Look to Shakespeare.," 26 June 2018 Decaying properties, boarded seashore shops and vacant high-rises became a constant reminder of the city’s collapse. Talia Kirkland, Fox News, "Casino building boom in Atlantic City promises Jersey Shore revival," 25 June 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of seashore

: the shore of a sea

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