shoreward

[ shawr-werd, shohr- ]
/ ˈʃɔr wərd, ˈʃoʊr- /
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adverb

Also shore·wards. toward the shore or land.

adjective

facing, moving, or tending toward the shore or land: a shoreward course.
coming from the shore, as a wind.

noun

the direction toward the shore or away from the sea.

Nearby words

  1. shorefront,
  2. shoreless,
  3. shoreline,
  4. shoreside,
  5. shoreview,
  6. shoreweed,
  7. shorewood,
  8. shoring,
  9. shorn,
  10. short

Origin of shoreward

First recorded in 1575–85; shore1 + -ward

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British Dictionary definitions for shoreward

shoreward

/ (ˈʃɔːwəd) /

adjective

near or facing the shore

adverb Also: shorewards

towards the shore
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