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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. Same as Shearling.
  10. imp. of Shear.
  11. A sewer.
  12. 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.
  13. The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.
  14. To set on shore.
  15. To support by a shore or shores; to prop; - usually with up; as, to shore up a building.
  16. The coast or land bordering on the sea, etc.; a prop or support.
  17. To support by a prop: usually with up.
  18. The coast or land adjacent to the sea, a river, or lake.
  19. A prop or support for the side of a building, or to keep a vessel in dock steady on the slips.
  20. To prop.
  21. SHORER.
  22. A prop.
  23. Land adjacent to water; coast.
  24. To support by props.
  25. To support, as a wall, by a prop of timber. See illus. in next column.
  26. A beam set endwise, as a prop.
  27. The land adjacent to an ocean, sea, lake, or large river.
  28. Imp. Of SHEAR, v.
  29. The coast or land adjacent to the sea, a large lake or a river.
  30. A prop or support for a building or a ship on the stocks.
  31. To support by a prop or shore.
  32. Of Shear.
  33. The land adjacent to a sea or ocean, or to a great lake or river; the extremity where the land is broken off.
  34. 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.
  35. To support with a prop or buttress temporarily.
  36. A public drain.- See Wedgwood.
  37. Of shear, which see.
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Quotes of shore

  1. I was born on Wellington Avenue and my family that remains lives in the Lake Shore Drive area. – Bob Balaban
  2. Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months: but in the winter, when the southerly winds are strong, the surf, on all parts of the shore makes the landing exceedingly troublesome. – William Bligh
  3. Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore – George Byron
  4. When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality. – Al Capone
  5. It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck. – Charles Caleb Colton
  6. The rational mind of man is a shallow thing, a shore upon a continent of the irrational, wherein thin colonies of reason have settled amid a savage world. – Wilford O. Cross
  7. To die is landing on some distant shore – John Dryden
  8. Grilling outside with my parents at the Jersey shore We would grill lobster and corn in the summer. – Bobby Flay
  9. One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – Andre Gide
  10. The Baltic Sea is becoming more and more polluted. Not everybody living near the shore of the Baltic Sea is protecting it. It is the water of life for countries like Finland and Sweden. – Harri Holkeri
  11. 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. – Kay Bailey Hutchison
  12. If President Bush is serious about genocide, an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further, which means working with France to shore up Chad and the Central African Republic. – Nicholas D. Kristof
  13. Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore – Guru Nanak
  14. There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. – Steven Wright

Usage examples for shore

  1. Now, then, strike out for shore – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. And it will be quite safe at the shore I am sure. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. It stood on another hill by the sea shore – Rastignac the Devil by Philip José Farmer
  4. Near the shore it might have been strong enough, but farther out lay the danger. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  5. I buried him there, in hearing of the wash of a strange sea on a strange shore – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  6. I'll fix him, shore as shootin'. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  7. You can manage to make the shore can't you?" – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  8. The shore is easier, an thar's harbures an anchorages. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. There was still open water between the shore and the ship. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  12. Two or three, however, reached the shore – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. Well, you'll shore be on time if you start now. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.
  14. At last, having got some distance from the shore Dick proposed bringing up and trying our luck. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. 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
  16. When we made a camp on shore later we went well beyond this plain. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

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