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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [shawr, shohr]
    • /ʃɔr, ʃoʊr/
    • /ʃɔːr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shawr, shohr]
    • /ʃɔr, ʃoʊr/

Definitions of shore word

  • noun shore Jane, 1445?–1527, mistress of Edward IV of England. 1
  • adjective shore of, relating to, or located on land, especially land along the edge of a body of water: a marine on shore duty. 1
  • verb with object shore to threaten (someone). 1
  • verb with object shore to offer or proffer (something). 1
  • noun shore section of land bordering water 1
  • noun,plural shore country 1

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Origin of shore

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English schore, Old English scora; cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle Low German schore; perhaps akin to shear

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Parts of speech for Shore


shore popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

shore usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for shore

noun shore

  • alluvia — a deposit of sand, mud, etc., formed by flowing water.
  • alluvium — a fine-grained fertile soil consisting of mud, silt, and sand deposited by flowing water on flood plains, in river beds, and in estuaries
  • beach — A beach is an area of sand or stones beside the sea.
  • berm — a narrow path or ledge at the edge of a slope, road, or canal
  • brace — If you brace yourself for something unpleasant or difficult, you prepare yourself for it.

verb shore

  • beef up — If you beef up something, you increase, strengthen, or improve it.
  • bottoming — the lowest level of foundation material for a road or other structure

adj shore

  • deep-sea — Deep-sea activities take place in the areas of the sea that are a long way from the coast.
  • hydrographic — the science of the measurement, description, and mapping of the surface waters of the earth, with special reference to their use for navigation.
  • marine — of or relating to the sea; existing in or produced by the sea: marine vegetation.
  • natatorial — pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming: natatorial birds.

adjective shore

  • coastal — Coastal is used to refer to things that are in the sea or on the land near a coast.
  • oceangoing — (of a ship) designed and equipped to travel on the open sea.
  • oceanographic — the branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean.

Antonyms for shore

noun shore

  • inland — pertaining to or situated in the interior part of a country or region: inland cities.

Top questions with shore

  • jersey shore where are they now?

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