[ neer-shawr, -shohr ]
/ ˈnɪərˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr /


extending from or occurring along a shore.

Nearby words

  1. nearby,
  2. nearctic,
  3. nearer tibet,
  4. nearest and dearest,
  5. nearly,
  6. nearshoring,
  7. nearside,
  8. nearsighted,
  9. nearsightedly,
  10. nearsightedness

Origin of nearshore

First recorded in 1895–1900; near + shore1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for nearshore


[ nîrshôr ]

The region of land extending between the backshore, or shoreline, and the beginning of the offshore zone. Water depth in this area is usually less than 10 m (33 ft).
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