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Meaning of “shore” in the English Dictionary

"shore" in British English

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shorenoun

uk   /ʃɔːr/  us   /ʃɔːr/
B1 [C or U] the ​land along the ​edge of a ​sea, ​lake, or ​wideriver: You can ​walk for ​miles along the shore. The ​boat was about a ​mile from/off (the) shore when the ​enginesuddenlydied.
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on shore on the ​land and not in a ​ship: We ​waited until we were on shore before ​repairing the ​sails.shores [plural] literary a ​country or ​continent with a ​coast: In 1992, ​Britainplayedhost to the first multi-racial ​SouthAfricanteam to ​visit these shores.

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(Definition of shore from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shore" in American English

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shorenoun [C/U]

 us   /ʃɔr, ʃoʊr/
the ​land along the ​edge of the ​sea, a ​lake, or a ​wideriver: [U] We ​rode into the ​city along the shore of Lake Washington. [pl] Although it ​happenedfar from ​our shores (= this ​country), the ​disaster has ​affected many ​Americans.
(Definition of shore from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shore”
in Korean 해안…
in Arabic شاطىء…
in Malaysian pesisir…
in French rivage…
in Russian берег…
in Chinese (Traditional) (海、湖或大河的)濱,岸…
in Italian riva…
in Turkish sahil, kıyı, deniz kenarı…
in Polish brzeg, wybrzeże…
in Spanish costa, playa…
in Vietnamese bờ biển…
in Portuguese orla…
in Thai ชายฝั่ง…
in German das Ufer…
in Catalan vora, riba…
in Japanese 岸, 海岸, 湖畔…
in Chinese (Simplified) (海、湖或大河的)滨,岸…
in Indonesian pantai…
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