What is shore?

  • (verb): Serve as a shore to.
    Example: "The river was shored by trees"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A shore or shoreline is the fringe of land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. In Physical Oceanography a shore is the wider fringe that is geologically modified by the action of the body of water past and present, while the beach is at the edge of the shore, representing the intertidal zone where there is one. In contrast to a coast, a shore can border any body of water, while the coast must border an ocean; that is, a coast is a type of shore. Shore is often substituted for coast where an oceanic shore is meant.

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Peter Shore
... Peter David Shore, Baron Shore of Stepney PC (20 May 1924 – 24 September 2001) was a British Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister, noted in part for his opposition to the ...
Peter Shore - Member of Parliament - Labour Leadership Candidate
... When the Labour Party went into opposition in 1979, Shore was made Shadow Foreign Secretary, having recanted on his previous support for CND ... However, Shore came bottom of the poll with 32 votes when Foot was himself persuaded to stand ... also became opposed to EEC membership, which suited Shore well ...
North Shore (Lake Superior) - History - Pre-colonization
... animists and probably created many of the pictographs present on rock faces along the North Shore and other Canadian rock faces in order to communicate with spirits ... In the 12th century, on the easternmost portion of the North Shore, the ancestors of the Ojibwa migrated into the area ... On the Minnesotan portion of the North Shore, there are only three archaeological sites, so it cannot be determined who lived there at the time ...
North Shore United
... North Shore United is a semi-professional football (soccer) club based in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand ...
North Shore (Lake Superior)
... The North Shore of Lake Superior runs from Duluth, Minnesota, United States, at the southwestern end of the lake, to Thunder Bay and Nipigon, Ontario, Canada, in the north to Sault Ste ... The shore is characterized by alternating rocky cliffs and cobblestone beaches, with rolling hills and ridges covered in boreal forest inland from the lake ... the Minnesota shoreline from Duluth to the international border at Grand Portage as the North Shore ...

More definitions of "shore":

  • (noun): The land along the edge of a body of water.
  • (noun): A beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support.
    Synonyms: shoring
  • (verb): Support by placing against something solid or rigid.
    Example: "Shore and buttress an old building"
    Synonyms: prop up, prop, shore up

Famous quotes containing the word shore:

    It’s so lonely here. Like we were the only two people left in the whole world. Maybe we are. Maybe when we get back to shore everybody else will have disappeared. I’d like that, wouldn’t you?
    Michael Wilson (1914–1978)

    Late in the afternoon we passed a man on the shore fishing with a long birch pole.... The characteristics and pursuits of various ages and races of men are always existing in epitome in every neighborhood. The pleasures of my earliest youth have become the inheritance of other men. This man is still a fisher, and belongs to an era in which I myself have lived.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)