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 Bree and Claire enjoy an afternoon at the seashore. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Outlander recap: For who could ever learn to love a beast...," 27 Apr. 2020 America's seashores—from New England to Hawaii—offer enough beautiful sand and surf to keep us warm and satisfied all year long. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Beaches in the U.S.," 19 Feb. 2020 Wochit With its wide shingled body, its base made of stone and a dozen roof gables, this handsome house looks like it was lifted from the Nantucket seashore. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings player built $3.9M Bloomfield Twp. home that feels like seaside retreat," 28 Mar. 2020 The structure near state Highway 12 on Bodie Island is the seashore’s first accessible blind and among few found elsewhere, The Virginian-Pilot reports. USA TODAY, "White Sands dust-up, distracted-driving cams, hog rules: News from around our 50 states," 10 Dec. 2019 Yesterday there were waves that seemed to be the seashore. Colleen Barry, Anchorage Daily News, "Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst king-tide flood ever recorded," 13 Nov. 2019 Here lives 18-year-old Viridiana, whose chief recreations are reading and contemplating dead sharks decaying on the seashore. Katherine A. Powers, Washington Post, "For your playlist: The best new audiobooks of the month," 3 Mar. 2020 Many coastal areas, including beaches, are already heavily affected by human activity such as seashore construction and inland dams, which reduce the amount of silt flowing into oceans that’s crucial for beach recovery. Time, "Rising Sea Levels, Coastal Erosion: New Report Says Half the World's Sandy Beaches at Risk From Climate Change By 2100," 2 Mar. 2020 The pop culture being produced out of India, Turkey and South Korea – to say nothing of China, which is a separate story altogether – exposes the twentieth century Western cultural tsunami as receding and revealing the seashore. Fatima Bhutto, Time, "The End of America's Cultural Hegemony Is Here," 14 Dec. 2019

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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 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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