[ uh-shawr, uh-shohr ]
/ əˈʃɔr, əˈʃoʊr /


to the shore; onto the shore: The schooner was driven ashore.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ashore


/ (əˈʃɔː) /


towards or onto land from the waterwe swam ashore

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

on land, having come from the watera day ashore before sailing
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