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shore

noun, often attributive \ ˈshȯr \

Definition of shore

1 :the land bordering a usually large body of water; specifically :coast
2 :a boundary (as of a country) or an area within a boundary usually used in plural
  • immigrated to these shores
3 :land as distinguished from the sea
  • shipboard and shore duty

Origin and Etymology of shore

Middle English, from Old English *scor; akin to Middle Low German schōr foreland and perhaps to Old English scieran to cut — more at shear


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shore

noun

Definition of shore

:a prop for preventing sinking or sagging

Origin and Etymology of shore

Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch scōre prop, Middle Low German schōre

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shore

verb

Definition of shore

shored; shoring
transitive verb
1 :to support by a shore :prop
2 :to give support to :brace usually used with up
  • trying to shore up his claim

First Known Use of shore

14th century



SHORE Defined for Kids

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shore

noun \ ˈshȯr \

Definition of shore for Students

:the land along the edge of a body of water

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shore

verb

Definition of shore for Students

shored; shoring
:to keep from sinking, sagging, or falling by placing a support under or against
  • We had to shore up a wall.


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