1. the land along the edge of a body of water;
2. a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support;
[syn: shore, shoring]
1. serve as a shore to;
- Example: "The river was shored by trees"
2. arrive on shore;
- Example: "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
[syn: land, set ashore, shore]
3. support by placing against something solid or rigid;
- Example: "shore and buttress an old building"
[syn: prop up, prop, shore up, shore]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 river. [1913 Webster] Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello, Is come shore. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] In shore, near the shore. --Marryat. On shore. See under On. Shore birds (Zool.), a collective name for the various limicoline birds found on the seashore. Shore crab (Zool.), any crab found on the beaches, or between tides, especially any one of various species of grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus nudus of California. Shore lark (Zool.), a small American lark (Otocoris alpestris) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear tufts. Called also horned lark. Shore plover (Zool.), a large-billed Australian plover (Esacus magnirostris). It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, etc. Shore teetan (Zool.), the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus). [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shear \Shear\ (sh[=e]r), v. t. [imp. Shearedor Shore;p. p. Sheared or Shorn; p. pr. & vb. n. Shearing.] [OE. sheren, scheren, to shear, cut, shave, AS. sceran, scieran, scyran; akin to D. & G. scheren, Icel. skera, Dan. ski?re, Gr. ???. Cf. Jeer, Score, Shard, Share, Sheer to turn aside.] 1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. [1913 Webster] Note: It is especially applied to the cutting of wool from sheep or their skins, and the nap from cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece. [1913 Webster] Before the golden tresses . . . were shorn away. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To reap, as grain. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mech.) To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shore \Shore\, imp. of Shear. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shore \Shore\, n. A sewer. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging. [Written also shoar.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 v.0.48:
Shore \Shore\, v. t. To set on shore. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Shore, OH Zip code(s): 44123Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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