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seashore

[see-shawr, -shohr]
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noun
  1. land along the sea or ocean.
  2. Law. the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks.
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Origin of seashore

First recorded in 1520–30; sea + shore1
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Examples from the Web for seashore

Historical Examples

  • She came home from the seashore a week earlier so as not to miss it.

    Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus

    Jessie Graham Flower

  • The hill men needed what the men on the seashore could supply.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • The taste is pleasant, and the odor is distinctly that of the seashore.

  • I would suggest your going to some resort, either in the mountains or at the seashore.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Now he shipped many boxes of these to other seashore and mountain resorts.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for seashore

seashore

noun
  1. land bordering on the sea
  2. the land between the marks of high and low water
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Word Origin and History for seashore

n.

also sea-shore, 1520s, from sea + shore (n.). Old English used særima "sea-rim," sæ-strande, etc.

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