shore

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[shore]

The land right at the edge of a lake, river, or ocean is called the shore. Even the bravest swimmers will head for the shore when they hear someone yell "Shark!"

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imp. of Shear.

Noun
a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support

Noun
the land along the edge of a body of water

Verb
support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore and buttress an old building"

Verb
arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"

Verb
serve as a shore to; "The river was shored by trees"

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of Shear


imp. of Shear.

n.
A sewer.

n.
A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging.

v. t.
To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.

v. t.
The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.

v. t.
To set on shore.


Shore

Shore , imp. of Shear. Chaucer.

Shore

Shore, n. A sewer. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Shore

Shore, n. [OE. schore; akin to LG. schore, D. schoor, OD. schoore, Icel. skora, and perhaps to E. shear, as being a piece cut off.] A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging. [Written also shoar.]

Shore

Shore, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shoring.] [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.] To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.

Shore

Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See Shear, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.
Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello, Is come shore.
The fruitful shore of muddy Nile.
In shore, near the shore. Marryat. -- On shore. See under On. -- Shore birds (Zo'94l.), a collective name for the various limicoline birds found on the seashore. -- Shore crab (Zo'94l.), any crab found on the beaches, or between tides, especially any one of various species of grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus nudus of California. -- Shore lark (Zo'94l.), a small American lark (Otocoris alpestris) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear tufts. Called also horned lark. -- Shore plover (Zo'94l.), a large-billed Australian plover (Esacus magnirostris). It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, etc. -- Shore teetan (Zo'94l.), the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus). [Prov. Eng.]

Shore

Shore , v. t. To set on shore. [Obs.] Shak.

imp. of Shear.

A sewer.

A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging.

To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.

The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.

To set on shore.

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Usage Examples

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

As much as I transferred my mother to Elizabeth Shore of The Black Dahlia, as much as her dad mutated into an obsession with crime in general, well, I have thought about other things throughout the years.

Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.

When I walk up on that shore in Florida, I want millions of those AARP sisters and brothers to look at me and say, 'I'm going to go write that novel I thought it was too late to do. I'm going to go work in Africa on that farm that those people need help at. I'm going to adopt a child. It's not too late, I can still live my dreams.'

We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.

Misspelled Form

shore, ashore, wshore, eshore, dshore, xshore, zshore, ahore, whore, ehore, dhore, xhore, zhore, sahore, swhore, sehore, sdhore, sxhore, szhore, sghore, syhore, suhore, sjhore, snhore, sgore, syore, suore, sjore, snore, shgore, shyore, shuore, shjore, shnore, shiore, sh9ore, sh0ore, shpore, shlore, shire, sh9re, sh0re, shpre, shlre, shoire, sho9re, sho0re, shopre, sholre, shoere, sho4re, sho5re, shotre, shofre, shoee, sho4e, sho5e, shote, shofe, shoree, shor4e, shor5e, shorte, shorfe, shorwe, shor3e, shor4e, shorre, shorse, shorde, shorw, shor3, shor4, shorr, shors, shord, shorew, shore3, shore4, shorer, shores, shored.

Other Usage Examples

Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.

My mom used to take me down to the Jersey Shore when I was 7, 8, 9 years old. I can remember being down in that area - Belmar, Seaside Heights, Asbury Park and all those places that I went back and revisited.

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

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