shoreward

adverb

shore·​ward ˈshȯr-wərd How to pronounce shoreward (audio)
variants or shorewards
: toward the shore

Examples of shoreward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a species that ordinarily migrates northward offshore at the edge of the continental shelf at this time of year, but the rain and strong southeast winds early in the week drove them shoreward. Isabela Rocha, BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2023 Beyond wind, lake ice also can move shoreward when sudden temperature swings force the ice to expand and contract. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, 25 Feb. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shoreward was circa 1691

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“Shoreward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoreward. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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shoreward

adverb
shore·​ward ˈshō(ə)r-wərd How to pronounce shoreward (audio)
ˈshȯ(ə)r-
variants or shorewards
: toward the shore
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