- short account,
- short and sweet,
- short ballot
Origin of shoring
verb (used with object), shored, shor·ing.
Origin of shore2
verb (used with object), shored, shor·ing. Scot. and North England.
Origin of shore3
Examples from the Web for shoring
The GOP will give itself credibility by shoring up the program that works and seriously attempting to fix the one that doesn't.
Analysts say a more aggressive American approach to shoring up the opposition leadership may now be underway.
The Brown campaign, early on, focused a significant deal of attention to shoring up their support in the Jewish community.
Why, then, is he focusing so intently upon stabilizing Afghanistan instead of shoring up Islamabad first and foremost?
Moving on ... after shoring myself up financially, I headed off to St. Kitts for a while.
The ground never thaws below a depth of two feet, so there is no need of shoring to prevent its caving.Klondike Nuggets|E. S. Ellis
Works of shoring up, embanking and strengthening were carried out.Nooks and Corners of Old Paris|Georges Cain
When the weight reached the top of the derrick, all let go the ropes, and gave a shout as it hit the top of the shoring post.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
Under his immediate eye cage cables did not snap, tram shackles part, nor did unexpected falls of shoring occur.The Secret of the League|Ernest Bramah
A single wide plank had been knocked out of the shoring to make an entrance into the tunnel.The Trail Boys on the Plains|Jay Winthrop Allen
- land, as opposed to water (esp in the phrase on shore)
- (as modifier)shore duty
Word Origin for shore
Word Origin for shore
"land bordering a large body of water," c.1300, from an Old English word or from Middle Low German schor "shore, coast, headland," or Middle Dutch scorre "land washed by the sea," all probably from Proto-Germanic *skur-o- "cut," from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
According to etymologists originally with a sense of "division" between land and water. But if the word began on the North Sea coast of the continent, it might as well have meant originally "land 'cut off' from the mainland by tidal marshes" (cf. Old Norse skerg "an isolated rock in the sea," related to sker "to cut, shear"). Old English words for "coast, shore" were strand (n.), waroþ, ofer. Few Indo-European languages have such a single comprehensive word for "land bordering water" (Homer uses one word for sandy beaches, another for rocky headlands). General application to "country near a seacoast" is attested from 1610s.
mid-14c., "to prop, support with a prop;" of obscure etymology though widespread in West Germanic; cf. Middle Dutch schooren "to prop up, support," Old Norse skorða (n.) "a piece of timber set up as a support." Related: Shored; shoring. Also as a noun, "post or beam for temporary support of something" (mid-15c.), especially an oblique timber to brace the side of a building or excavation.