Meaning of SHORE in English
/ ʃɔː(r); NAmE / noun , verb
[ C , U ] the land along the edge of the sea or ocean, a lake or another large area of water :
a rocky / sandy shore
to swim from the boat to the shore
a house on the shores of the lake
The ship was anchored off shore .
shores [ pl. ] (especially literary ) a country, especially one with a coast :
What brings you to these shores?
- shore sth up
noun Middle English : from Middle Dutch , Middle Low German schōre ; perhaps related to the verb shear .
verb Middle English : from Middle Dutch , Middle Low German schore prop, of unknown origin.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005