[ fawr-shawr, fohr-shohr ]
/ ˈfɔrˌʃɔr, ˈfoʊrˌʃoʊr /


the ground between the water's edge and cultivated land; land along the edge of a body of water.
the part of the shore between the high-water mark and low-water mark.

Nearby words

  1. foreseeable,
  2. foreshadow,
  3. foreshank,
  4. foresheet,
  5. foreshock,
  6. foreshorten,
  7. foreshots,
  8. foreshow,
  9. foreside,
  10. foresight

Origin of foreshore

First recorded in 1755–65; fore- + shore1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for foreshore


/ (ˈfɔːˌʃɔː) /


the part of the shore that lies between the limits for high and low tides
the part of the shore that lies just above the high-water mark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Science definitions for foreshore


[ fôrshôr′ ]

The seaward-sloping area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the average low tide mark. Compare backshore.
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