shoreline

noun
shore·​line | \ ˈshȯr-ˌlīn How to pronounce shoreline (audio) \

Definition of shoreline

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the line where a body of water and the shore meet
2 : the strip of land along the shoreline

Shoreline

geographical name
Shore·​line | \ ˈshȯr-ˌlīn How to pronounce Shoreline (audio) \

Definition of Shoreline (Entry 2 of 2)

city in west central Washington on Puget Sound north of Seattle population 53,007

Examples of shoreline in a Sentence

Noun The road runs along the shoreline.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As the longest drive from D.C., Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke boasts the most shoreline of the three lakes with more than 500 miles. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 In addition, scientists warn that the apex predators patrol the shoreline for seals at all times of the day. Julia Musto, Fox News, 3 June 2021 The recent nor’easter that pounded the Ohio shoreline and shut down the Lake Erie fishing — and the Walleye Festival in Port Clinton — has since been blunted by Port Clinton city crews, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 3 June 2021 There was less litter found on beaches and in parks, and beach closures in some areas left the shoreline to wildlife. Brian Owens, The Atlantic, 30 May 2021 The tribe takes its name from its traditional word for what was once a high-protein food source, the pupae of tiny black alkaline flies that carpet the Mono Lake shoreline. Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2021 There was less litter found on beaches and in parks, and beach closures in some areas left the shoreline to wildlife. Brian Owens, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 May 2021 The exercise in 2022 will focus on a simulated catastrophic earthquake caused by a rupture along a real 600-mile fault that runs from northern California up to British Columbia and is located about 70-100 miles off the Pacific coast shoreline. Edward Segal, Forbes, 24 May 2021 It's located right by the shoreline, as well as Sugar Pine Point State Park. Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of shoreline

Noun

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shoreline was in 1852

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6 Jun 2021

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“Shoreline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoreline. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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shoreline

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shoreline

: the land along the edge of an area of water (such as an ocean, lake, etc.) : a coast or shore

shoreline

noun
shore·​line | \ ˈshȯr-ˌlīn How to pronounce shoreline (audio) \

Kids Definition of shoreline

: the line or strip of land where a body of water and the shore meet

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