shore

shore
shore1 [ ʃɔr ] noun **
1. ) count the land that is on the edge of a lake, river, or ocean:
We stayed in a hotel on the shores of Half Moon Bay.
Three of the sailors managed to swim to the shore.
2. ) shores plural LITERARY used about a country or area of land that has a border on the ocean:
Her family first came to these shores over 200 years ago.
on shore
if you go on shore, you go onto the land from a ship:
We spent two nights on shore before sailing off again.
shore
shore 2 verb
,shore `up phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to give support or help to something that is having problems or is likely to fail:
He called for action to shore up the ailing university.
2. ) to support something such as a wall to prevent it from falling:
What might happen if something isn't done to shore up those cliffs?

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Shore — Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See {Shear}, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shore — n Shore, coast, beach, strand, bank, littoral, foreshore are comparable when they mean land bordering a body or stream of water. Shore is the general word for the land immediately bordering on the sea, a lake, or a large stream. Coast denotes the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shore — Ⅰ. shore [1] ► NOUN 1) the land along the edge of a sea, lake, etc. 2) (also shores) literary a country or other geographic area bounded by a coast: distant shores. ● in shore Cf. ↑in shore ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Shore — Shore, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoring}.] [OE. schoren. See {Shore} a prop.] To support by a shore or shores; to prop; usually with up; as, to shore up a building. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shore — Shore, v. t. To set on shore. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shore — [ʆɔː ǁ ʆɔːr] verb shore something → up phrasal verb [transitive] to help a system or organization that is likely to fail or is not working well: • The company was shored up by an emergency infusion of cash from its main bank …   Financial and business terms

  • shore up — (something) to make something stronger by supporting it. Part of the roof collapsed, and emergency workers had to shore up walls to prevent further damage. Central banks try to shore the economy up by lowering interest rates …   New idioms dictionary

  • shore — shore1 [shôr] n. [ME schore < OE * score (akin to MLowG schore) < or akin to scorian, to jut out < IE base * (s)ker , to cut > HARVEST] 1. land at or near the edge of a body of water, esp. along an ocean, large lake, etc. 2. land as… …   English World dictionary

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  • Shore — Shore, n. [OE. schore; akin to LG. schore, D. schoor, OD. schoore, Icel. skor?a, and perhaps to E. shear, as being a piece cut off.] A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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