Meaning of SHORE in English

I. ˈshȯr noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English * scor; akin to Middle Low German schōr foreland and perhaps to Old English scieran to cut — more at shear

Date: 14th century

1. : the land bordering a usually large body of water ; specifically : coast

2. : a boundary (as of a country) or an area within a boundary — usually used in plural

immigrated to these shore s

3. : land as distinguished from the sea

shipboard and shore duty

II. noun

Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch scōre prop, Middle Low German schōre

Date: 14th century

: a prop for preventing sinking or sagging

III. transitive verb

( shored ; shor·ing )

Date: 14th century

1. : to support by a shore : prop

2. : to give support to : brace — usually used with up

trying to shore up his claim

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.