Definition of “shore” - English Dictionary


“shore” in English

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uk /ʃɔːr/ us /ʃɔːr/

B1 [ C or U ] the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river:

You can walk for miles along the shore.
The boat was about a mile from/off (the) shore when the engine suddenly died.
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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, Britain played host to the first multi-racial South African team 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 wide river:

[ U ] We rode into the city along the shore of Lake Washington.
[ pl ] Although it happened far from our shores (= this country), the disaster has affected many Americans.

(Definition of “shore” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)