VIDEO FOR SHORE
How Do You Say This Word In Your Part Of The Country?
Have you ever heard a phrase said in a different part of the country, and it's said in just a slightly different way than how you say it back home? Those different phrases are called regionalisms. Do you use any in your state?
Origin of shore1
synonym study for shore
Words nearby shore
Other definitions for shore (2 of 4)
Origin of shore2
Other definitions for shore (3 of 4)
Origin of shore3
Other definitions for shore (4 of 4)
What is a basic definition of shore?
A shore is land that is located along the edge of a body of water. Shore can also be used more generally to mean any land or a particular country. As a verb, shore means to support something.
If a certain area of land touches or runs alongside a body of water, it is a shore. For example, a fisherman would stand at a river’s shore while fishing in it.
- Real-life examples: Boats are docked along shores. Many shores have beautiful, sandy beaches. MTV once filmed an infamous reality show on the shore of New Jersey.
- Used in a sentence: Eve liked to watch the deer relax along the shore of the lake.
Shore is also used generally to mean any land. This sense is often used as a contrast to water, such as when talking about sailing or boating.
- Used in a sentence: When I was in the Coast Guard, I didn’t spend much time on shore.
Shore can also mean a country.
- Used in a sentence: I want to return to my native shore of Wales.
As a verb, shore means to support or to bolster. In this sense, it is often followed by the word up.
- Real-life examples: A builder might shore up a roof with several posts. You might shore up your essay with quotes from the research you did. A government can shore up the solar energy industry by giving solar panel manufacturers tax breaks.
- Used in a sentence: The president planned to shore up the economy by giving aid to small businesses.
Related to this sense, shore is used as a noun to mean a beam or post that acts as a support.
- Used in a sentence: We used steel shores to keep the side wall from falling down.
Where does shore come from?
The first records of the water-related shore come from around 1350. It ultimately comes from the Old English scora, which is recorded only in place names.
The first records of the support-related shore come from around 1250. It ultimately comes from the Middle English score. The verb form comes from the noun.
Did you know ... ?
What are some other forms related to shore?
What are some synonyms for shore?
What are some words that share a root or word element with shore?
What are some words that often get used in discussing shore?
How is shore used in real life?
Shore is a common word that means land that is along the water or that means to reinforce something.
Another great day is on the way! Today would be a great day to go to the shore!
— NY NJ PA Weather (@nynjpaweather) April 17, 2009
Now when I’m at the shore I’m D (Down) T (to) F (FEAST) 🤤#JSFamilyVacation
— Mike The Situation ☝🏻 (@ItsTheSituation) May 29, 2020
Raise your hand if you would rather we pay to fix Flint’s drinking water than for a stupid walk. And while we’re at it, if we have 5 Billion dollars worth of concrete, let’s shore up our crumbling bridges, why don’t we?
— Pam Keith, Esq. (@PamKeithFL) December 13, 2018
Try using shore!
True or False?
A shore is land that touches or runs along a body of water, such as the ocean.
How to use shore in a sentence
Right now, as Hurricane Laura drives to the coastline at 15 miles per hour, it’s pushing the Gulf water towards the shore.Why is Hurricane Laura so frightening? Two words: storm surge|cleaf2013|August 26, 2020|Fortune
Backed by a well-off friend, Muhammad Danish, Ash set out to prove himself on foreign shores.
In 2013, Walmart rolled out a “Made in the USA” campaign, vowing to shore up domestic manufacturing by spending $50 billion over 10 years on US-made goods.
The others were from makers of furniture, pants, and shirts, and dozens of other businesses with industrial facilities they wanted to put to use to help shore up the supply of whatever was needed.
It turned out the trail I was hiking along connected all such locations on the island — those with multiple nearest points on the shore.
Each of us believes what we choose to believe, and facts have become bricks to shore up the fortress of our own biases.
It has taken more than that so far to just relocate the population and shore up the buildings.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
German artillery chased the landing craft where they milled off shore.
It announced a withdrawal from the French shore due to invincible enemy resistance.
That assertion, given by Shore in a pre-trial deposition, would have been too prejudicial to present to the jury, the court ruled.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why he did that, instead of walking around on the shore, Jimmy Rabbit couldn't understand.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
He just got a good holt–a shore enough diamond hitch–on that thirst-parlour dawg, and chawed.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
Whenever he heard of one coming into harbor, he hastened to the shore, and closely watched the disembarking.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Not far distant is Chouacot,11 which is the other shore or arm embracing French Bay.
Islands are so numerous that the whole shore is cut up by a confused procession of them, as it were.
British Dictionary definitions for shore (1 of 3)
- land, as opposed to water (esp in the phrase on shore)
- (as modifier)shore duty