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Shore appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • She sells cshs by the C shore.
    (from the programmer's desk)
  • Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore. But if Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore then where are the sea shells Sally sells?
  • She sells sea shells on the sea shore;
    The shells that she sells are sea shells I'm sure.
    So if she sells sea shells on the sea shore,
    I'm sure that the shells are sea shore shells.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb shore:


Shore is sometimes a misspelling of sure.

The word shore is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun shore

What does shore mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shores

  1. the land along the edge of a body of water
  2. a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of shore: shoring
    • more generic word: beam = long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

Alternative definition of the noun shore


  1. the land on or near a waterline such as a sea 'shore' or lake 'shore'
  2. the land
  3. a prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it

Definition of the verb shore

What does shore mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: shored | shoring | shores

  1. serve as a shore to
    • example: The river was shored by trees
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: border / bound = form the boundary of
  2. arrive on shore
  3. support by placing against something solid or rigid
    • example: shore and buttress an old building
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of shore: prop / prop up / shore up
    • more generic terms: hold / hold up / support / sustain = be the physical support of
    • more specific word: bolster = prop up with a pillow or bolster


Who is Shore?

Shore a.k.a. Howard Shore: Howard Leslie Shore is a Canadian composer, notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He won three Academy Awards for his work on the trilogy, with one being for the original song "Into the West," an award he shared with Eurythmics lead vocalist Annie Lennox. He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.


"Shore" is a book by Mary Lohan.

Phrases with Shore

  1. shore up
  2. shore bird
  3. Shore Bugs
  4. shore crab
  5. shore duty
  6. shore pine
  7. Shore Aster
  8. Shore Birds
  9. Shore Crabs
  10. Shore Flies
  11. shore leave
  12. Shore Sedge
  13. Shore Worms
  14. shore patrol
  15. shore boulder
  16. Shore Eelpout
  17. Shore Gumweed
  18. Shore Juniper
  19. shore station
  20. Lee shore

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Shore

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Google previewAn American Dreamer (1980)

A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer by Andrew Gordon

Barbary Shore is an intriguing failure of a novel, an overly-ambitious and finally unsuccessful attempt to mix political allegory with existential closet drama, myth, and family romance. The ghosts of George Orwell and Franz Kafka meet in a ...

Google previewSynonyms Discriminated (1889)

A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English Language, Illustrated with Quotations from Standard Writers by Charles John Smith

As now employed of the sea-line of a country, it is a geographical term, while Shore is a physical term.

The shore is the strip of land washed by the sea; the coast is the line of rocky indentations laid down on the navigator's chart. The shore is that on which seafarers land ; it is barren, flat, or rocky, covered with sand or sea-weed ; the coast is characteristic of the country, it is iron- bound or affording ...

Google previewVotes & Proceedings (1878)

by New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council

North Shore is an integral part of the city, and has a right to and could now take nearly as much water as Woollahra and Waverley, and should have one million gallons...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

shore shingle tile roofing shingling the trade of laying shingles as roofing and external wall cladding. shiplap boarding rebated and recessed timber cladding boards laid horizontally ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

beach group — See naval beach group; shore party. beachhead — A designated area on a hostile or potentially hostile shore that, when seized and held, ensures the continuous landing of troops ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

beach group—See naval beach group: shore party. beachhead—(DOD, NATO) A designated area on a hostile shore which, when seized and held, ensures the continuous landing of troops and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner, pp. 73–85. Pacéré ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1988)

Volume 19 - Supplement 4: Access Technoogy: Inc. to Symbol Manipulation Patkages by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Telemetry systems or radio links to shore systems were developed for the transmission of data to processing facilities. These systems were the forerunners of the satellite data transmission systems used in oceanography. Remote sensing ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Surfing (2005)

by Matt Warshaw

NORTH SHORE low 60s, respectively, while winter conditions are brutally cold, with a few hardy rubber-encased surfers trudging through beachfront snowdrifts into 38- degree water. See also Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, ...

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Quotes about Shore

The sea becomes the shore, the shore becomes the sea.
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Scrabble value of S1H4O1R1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SHORE

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