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Definitions of shore

  1. support by placing against something solid or rigid; " shore and buttress an old building"
  2. of or on or relating to the seashore; " seashore resorts"; " a shore dinner"; " a marine on shore duty"
  3. arrive on shore; of ships
  4. serve as a shore to; " The river was shored by trees"
  5. a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
  6. the land along the edge of a body of water ( a lake or ocean or river)
  7. the land along the edge of a body of water
  8. arrive on shore; " The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
  9. imp. of Shear.
  10. A sewer.
  11. 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.
  12. The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.
  13. To set on shore.
  14. To support by a shore or shores; to prop; - usually with up; as, to shore up a building.
  15. The coast or land bordering on the sea, etc.; a prop or support.
  16. To support by a prop: usually with up.
  17. The coast or land adjacent to the sea, a river, or lake.
  18. A prop or support for the side of a building, or to keep a vessel in dock steady on the slips.
  19. To prop.
  20. SHORER.
  21. A prop.
  22. Land adjacent to water; coast.
  23. To support by props.
  24. To support, as a wall, by a prop of timber. See illus. in next column.
  25. A beam set endwise, as a prop.
  26. The land adjacent to an ocean, sea, lake, or large river.
  27. Imp. Of SHEAR, v.
  28. The coast or land adjacent to the sea, a large lake or a river.
  29. A prop or support for a building or a ship on the stocks.
  30. To support by a prop or shore.
  31. Of Shear.
  32. The land adjacent to a sea or ocean, or to a great lake or river; the extremity where the land is broken off.
  33. A support; one of the stocks by which a ship is supported on dry land, or by which a wall or building is temporarily supported.
  34. To support with a prop or buttress temporarily.
  35. A public drain.- See Wedgwood.

Usage examples for shore

  1. So saying, he gave orders to the first lieutenant, and the vessel's head was suddenly turned straight toward the shore. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  2. Here year by year we learn more of the age of man, and of the countless centuries he has dwelt by the shore of the great deep. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  3. Two or three, however, reached the shore. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. There was still open water between the shore and the ship. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  5. When we made a camp on shore later we went well beyond this plain. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  6. And it will be quite safe at the shore, I am sure. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  7. You can manage to make the shore, can't you?" – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  8. We came within sight of Middle's shore. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  9. The sun was driving away the mist; Simon pointed to a fishing boat drawing closer to the shore. – Men Called Him Master by Elwyn Allen Smith
  10. Well, you'll shore be on time if you start now. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.
  11. I buried him there, in hearing of the wash of a strange sea on a strange shore. – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  12. At last, having got some distance from the shore, Dick proposed bringing up and trying our luck. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. None of them had left the fort for the last three weeks, and they seemed to have no particular desire to go " on shore," as they called Paris. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  14. The shore is easier, an thar's harbures an anchorages. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  15. Now, then, strike out for shore! – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. Near the shore it might have been strong enough, but farther out lay the danger. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  17. It stood on another hill by the sea shore. – Rastignac the Devil by Philip José Farmer
  18. I'll fix him, shore as shootin'. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  19. When they reached the shore from the schooner " Heron," Amos kept good control over his temper and said no more about the pearl to Kylis. – The Second String by Nat Gould
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