1. towards the shore from the water; - Example: "we invited them ashore"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ashore \A*shore"\, adv. [Pref. a- + shore.]
On shore or on land; on the land adjacent to water; to the
shore; to the land; aground (when applied to a ship); --
sometimes opposed to aboard or afloat.
Here shall I die ashore. --Shak.
I must fetch his necessaries ashore. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: towards the shore from the water; "we invited them