[ uh-shawr, uh-shohr ]
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  1. to the shore; onto the shore: The schooner was driven ashore.

  2. on the shore; on land rather than at sea or on the water: The captain has been ashore for two hours.

Origin of ashore

First recorded in 1580–90; a-1 + shore1

Words Nearby ashore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ashore in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ashore


/ (əˈʃɔː) /

  1. towards or onto land from the water: we swam ashore

adjective, adverb(postpositive)
  1. on land, having come from the water: a day ashore before sailing

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