[shore] n, often attrib [ME, fr. (assumed) OE scor; akin to MLG schor foreland and perh. to OE scieran to cut--more at shear] (14c) 1: the land bordering a usu. large body of water; specif: coast
2: a boundary or the country or place that it bounds "hold him accountable for difficulties beyond our ~s that he could do nothing about --Dorothy Fosdick"
3: land as distinguished from the sea "shipboard and ~ duty"
shore vt shored ; shor.ing [ME; akin to ON skortha to prop] (14c) 1: to support by a shore: prop
2: to give support to: brace--usu. used with up shore n (14c): a prop for preventing sinking or sagging