shoreward

adverb

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

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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