shore Definition

  • 1the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river
  • 2to support something and prevent it from falling

Using shore: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "shore" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The waves crashed against the shore.

  • Example

    We walked along the shore looking for shells.

  • Example

    The boat was anchored close to the shore.

  • Example

    He used sandbags to shore up the wall.

shore Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for shore

Antonyms for shore

Phrases with shore

  • permission given to sailors to go ashore for a period of time


    The captain granted shore leave to the crew after a long voyage.

  • shore up

    to support or strengthen something that is weak or about to fail


    The government has promised to shore up the economy with new policies.

  • to be carried by waves and deposited on the beach


    After the storm, many pieces of debris washed up on shore.


Summary: shore in Brief

The term 'shore' [ʃɔː(r)] refers to the land along the edge of a body of water, such as a sea, lake, or river. It can also mean to support or strengthen something. Examples include 'The waves crashed against the shore,' and 'He used sandbags to shore up the wall.' Phrases include 'shore leave,' which is permission for sailors to go ashore, and 'wash up on shore,' which means to be carried by waves and deposited on the beach.

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