Definitions of shore

  1. The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.
  2. To support by a shore or shores; to prop; - usually with up; as, to shore up a building.
  3. To support by a prop: usually with up.
  4. To prop.
  5. To support by props.
  6. To support, as a wall, by a prop of timber. See illus. in next column.
  7. support by placing against something solid or rigid; " shore and buttress an old building"
  8. arrive on shore; of ships
  9. serve as a shore to; " The river was shored by trees"
  10. To support by a prop or shore.
  11. To support with a prop or buttress temporarily.
  12. the land along the edge of a body of water ( a lake or ocean or river)
  13. the land along the edge of a body of water
  14. imp. of Shear.
  15. 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.
  16. The coast or land bordering on the sea, etc.; a prop or support.
  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. SHORER.
  20. A prop.
  21. Land adjacent to water; coast.
  22. A beam set endwise, as a prop.
  23. The land adjacent to an ocean, sea, lake, or large river.
  24. Imp. Of SHEAR, v.
  25. The coast or land adjacent to the sea, a large lake or a river.
  26. A prop or support for a building or a ship on the stocks.
  27. The land adjacent to a sea or ocean, or to a great lake or river; the extremity where the land is broken off.
  28. 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.
  29. A public drain.- See Wedgwood.