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shore

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noun, often attributive \ˈshȯr\

Definition of shore

  1. 1 :  the land bordering a usually large body of water; specifically :  coast

  2. 2 :  a boundary (as of a country) or an area within a boundary —usually used in plural <immigrated to these shores>

  3. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


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shore

noun

Definition of shore

  1. :  a prop for preventing sinking or sagging

Origin and Etymology of shore

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


First Known Use: 14th century

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shore

transitive verb

Definition of shore

shored

shoring

  1. 1 :  to support by a shore :  prop

  2. 2 :  to give support to :  brace —usually used with up <trying to shore up his claim>

14th Century

First Known Use of shore

14th century



SHORE Defined for Kids

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shore

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noun \ˈshȯr\

Definition of shore for Students

  1. :  the land along the edge of a body of water


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shore

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verb

Definition of shore for Students

shored

shoring

  1. :  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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