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

Examples of seashore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s how to stay safe when visiting national parks this summer Point Reyes seashore study favors elk fence removal Assateague Island National Seashore is located in Assateague Island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 6 June 2024 The arrest came more than a decade after the four women's bodies were found wrapped in burlap and dumped on the strip of seashore in 2010. Cybele Mayes-Osterman, USA TODAY, 21 May 2024 Depending on one’s perspective, the region’s seashore has been enhanced or diminished by human endeavors for generations, all the while being shaped by natural forces. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2024 However, all 50 states are home to other National Park Service units, like national battlefields and seashores, which are sometimes called parks. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2024 That’s not just capital NP national parks like Grand Teton and Olympic, but all 429 sites within the National Park System, ranging from national battlefields to seashores. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2024 Sighting thousands of these blobs stranded along the Point Reyes seashore is common during the spring and early summer months, Point Reyes National Seashore said in a March 20 Facebook post. Daniella Segura, Sacramento Bee, 26 Mar. 2024 Visits by this jalopy to a grandmother carry memories of a seashore where the barbed wire and antitank blocks are just being cleared away, and where rock pools shine to his boy’s eye with secret, depthless life. Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books, 19 Jan. 2023 Most of the turtles taken in by the Center were rescued from Cape Lookout, a seashore stretching 55 miles over the North Carolina shoreline. USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of seashore was in 1526

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“Seashore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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