• WordNet 3.6
    • v shore support by placing against something solid or rigid "shore and buttress an old building"
    • v shore arrive on shore "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
    • v shore serve as a shore to "The river was shored by trees"
    • n shore a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
    • n shore the land along the edge of a body of water
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Shores of The Birket-kerun Near The Embouchure of the Wady Nazleh the Shores of The Birket-kerun Near The Embouchure of the Wady Nazleh
"She managed to drag her on shore." "She managed to drag her on shore."
Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore
At the shore At the shore
Standing on the shore Standing on the shore

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore
    • Shore imp. of Shear.
    • n Shore 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.
    • n Shore A sewer.
    • n Shore 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."
    • v. t Shore To set on shore.
    • v. t Shore To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The sound made by the toadfish when mating underwater is so loud that it can be heard by humans on the shore
    • n shore The coast or land adjacent to a considerable body of water, as an ocean or sea, or a lake or river; the edge or margin of the land; a strand.
    • n shore In law, the space between ordinary high-water mark and low-water mark; foreshore.
    • shore To set on shore.
    • n shore A post or beam of timber or iron for the temporary support of something; a prop.
    • n shore Especially— A prop or timber obliquely placed, acting as a strut on the side of a building, as when the wall is in danger of falling, or when alterations are being made in the lower part of it, the upper end of the shore resting against that part of the wall on which there is the greatest stress. See dead-share.
    • n shore In ship-building:
    • n shore A prop fixed under a ship's side or bottom to support her on the stocks, or when laid on the blocks on the slip. See also cut under launching-ways.
    • n shore A timber set temporarily beneath a beam to afford additional support to the deck when taking in the lower masts. See dogshore, skegshore, and spur.
    • n shore A stake set to prop or bear up a net in hunting.
    • n shore A post used with hurdles in folding sheep.
    • shore To support by or as by a post or shore; prop, as a wall, particularly when some more permanent support is temporarily taken away: usually with up: as, to shore up a building.
    • shore An obsolete or archaic preterit (and obsolete past participle) of shear.
    • shore To count; reckon.
    • shore To threaten; warn.
    • shore To offer.
    • n shore An obsolete form of share.
    • n shore An obsolete or dialectal form of sewer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jellyfish can sense a storm 10 to 15 hrs. before it actually occurs and leaves the shore and go into the deep sea.
    • pa.t Shore shōr of shear.
    • n Shore shōr the coast or land adjacent to the sea, to a river, or lake
    • v.t Shore (Shak.) to set on shore
    • n Shore shōr a prop or support for the side of a building, or to keep a vessel in dock steady on the slips
    • v.t Shore to prop (often with up)
    • v.t Shore shōr (Scot.) to warn, threaten: to offer.
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  • Andre Gide
    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
    Sarah Orne Jewett
    “Wrecked on the lee shore of age.”
  • Proverb
    “A wreck on shore is a beacon at sea.”
  • John Dryden
    “To die is landing on some distant shore.”
  • Thomas Campion
    Thomas Campion
    “Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore.”
  • John Archibald Wheeler
    John Archibald Wheeler
    “We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. a form of score, or another form of sure, equivalent to assure.


In literature:

Shoving off from the shore, Adam took the helm.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
That girl shore is a hustler!
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
The "Big Four" had taken possession of the bow divans, the better to see the shores.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
Drawing near the shore, the father addressed them in the Huron language.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
They stood together watching the shore.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
All round the shores of the bay appeared a broad line of snowy foam, contrasting with the dark shore.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Cook immediately sent on shore to demand the cause of this act.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
We landed late at night and pulled our boat up on shore and walked quietly to the house.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
The Cove, so-called, was a little fishing hamlet situated on the low, sandy shore of a small bay.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
To pass the time Katherine took to collecting seaweeds, and this involved long tramps along the shore.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In poetry:

Last night-- how deep the darkness was!
And well I knew its depths, because
I waded it from shore to shore,
Thinking to reach the light no more.
"Last Night-- And This" by James Whitcomb Riley
Jesus shall reign where'er the Sun
Doth his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.
"Psalm LXXII: Great God" by Isaac Watts
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
"Psalm 72 part 2" by Isaac Watts
The news of peace goes forth
From island shore to shore,
Time halts with those who wait,
But now we wait no more—
My soldier is waiting still.
Under the hill.
"A Song Of Peace" by Ethel Clifford
Thou Ocean vast, oftimes thy breast,
Is calm and still as if at rest,
Like one in quiet sleep;
But soon in anger thou may'st roar,
And madly toss from shore to shore,
And human harvest reap.
"Creation" by Mary Weston Fordham
And I, I wait upon the shore,
That whoso leaves returns no more;
I long to reach my Home,
Where those not lost, but gone before,
Shall meet on that celestial shore
Where death nor sorrows come.
"Girlish Reminiscences" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

High Wind Warnings for Eastern Shore.
The 15th annual Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Charity Clambake and Live/Silent Auction will take place on Wednesday, Aug 15, at the Shores Waterfront Restaurant in North Tonawanda.
Nearly 300 guests attended the event at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.
'Shore' routs A-Rod & Co. Yankees lose to Snooki.
Kevin Donovan, CEO of the South Shore Tri-Town Development Corporation, says a $25 million deal is near on 835 acres at the former air base in South Weymouth.
Looking foward to a great Autumn here at the Jersey Shore.
Cold snap brings snow to North Shore mountains.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez and apprentice rider Samuel Camacho Jr were released from North Shore University Hospital on the evening of March 18 after being involved in a spill earlier in the day at Aqueduct.
20 m ago In Bay Shore accident on Sunrise Hwy Service Rd EB at Hwy 27/5th Ave.
Courtesy of Shore Fire Media.
Investigators this morning are trying to figure out why a driver of an SUV drove into the path of a South Shore Train in South Bend, Sunday night.
Off-shore winds were strong through the night.
The Shores (Ocean Park/Main Street area).
Photo courtesy of MTV A promotional picture of the new MTV reality series "Jersey Shore".
The stars of "Jersey Shore" are not only tanned to a crisp, but -- like it or lump it -- also safely baked into the fruitcake that is pop culture.

In science:

However, here the mass scale m2 is expected to be set by the ρ meson mass corresponding to a typical hadronic scale and vector meson dominance of the soft photon instead of the light-quark mass or the pion mass (Shore and Veneziano, 1993a,b).
The Spin Structure of the Proton
Shore, G.M., “Strong equivalence, Lorentz and CPT violation, anti- hydrogen spectroscopy and gamma-ray burst polarimetry”, Nucl.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
These questions were answered in part by theoretical work designed to shore up the foundations of the quadrupole approximation, and in part (perhaps mostly) by the agreement between the predictions of the quadrupole formula and the observed rate of damping of the pulsar’s orbit (see Section 5.1).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
The importance of using accurate term energies rather than configuration-average energies in the calculation of DR rate coefficients was pointed out by Shore (1969).
Atomic Data for X-ray Astrophysics
The effect of density dependent correction formulas for DR as proposed by Jordan, Burgess, and Shore (all unpublished) are examined by Roszman (1989b), along with the effects of metastables.
Atomic Data for X-ray Astrophysics