weather shore


Definition of weather shore

: a shore lying to the windward ships hug a weather shore to get a lee, but they give a lee shore a wide berth— Gavin Douglas

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for weather shore

weather entry 2

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about weather shore

Statistics for weather shore

Cite this Entry

“Weather shore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

Comments on weather shore

What made you want to look up weather shore? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!