Meaning of SHORE in English

SHORE

/ ʃɔː(r); NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ 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 .

2.

shores [ pl. ] (especially literary ) a country, especially one with a coast :

foreign shores

What brings you to these shores?

■ verb

PHRASAL VERBS

- shore sth up

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WORD ORIGIN

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.

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