- 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
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Examples from the Web for ashore
Ashore the movie bogs down, but when Spielberg gets his camera out to sea all goes swimmingly.Jaws’s Anniversary: Newsweek’s 1975 Review
June 20, 2012
The ships were undermanned, for the sailors, too, had been ashore feasting.The Trail Book
There was no wharf, and it was always necessary to get ashore through a surf.
I was ashore every day while the squadron remained in the port.
If unable to pass the blockading squadrons, we intended to run her ashore.
There was a stir on the island, while we were in the water, but we all got ashore, safe and unseen.
- towards or onto land from the waterwe swam ashore
- on land, having come from the watera day ashore before sailing
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Word Origin and History for ashore
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