Meaning of SHORE in English
1. n.1 the land that adjoins the sea or a large body of water.
2 (usu. in pl.) a country; a sea-coast (often visits these shores; on a distant shore).
3 Law land between ordinary high and low water marks.
Phrases and idioms:
in shore on the water near or nearer to the shore (cf. INSHORE). on shore ashore. shore-based operating from a base on shore. shore leave Naut.
1. permission to go ashore.
2 a period of time ashore.
shoreless adj. shoreward adj. & adv. shorewards adv.
Etymology: ME f. MDu., MLG schore, perh. f. the root of SHEAR 2. v. & n.
--v.tr. (often foll. by up) support with or as if with a shore or shores; hold up.
--n. a prop or beam set obliquely against a ship, wall, tree, etc., as a support.
Etymology: ME f. MDu., MLG schore prop, of unkn. orig. 3.
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012