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Shore


SHORE, the old. pret. of shear. Obs.

SHORE, noun The coast or land adjacent to the sea, or to a large lake or river. This word is applied primarily to land contiguous to water; but it extends to the ground near the border of the sea or of a lake, which is covered with water. We also use the word to express the land near the border of the sea or of a great lake, to an indefinite extent; as when we say, a town stands on the shore. We do not apply the word to land contiguous to a small stream. This we call a bank.

SHORE, noun [The popular but corrupt pronunciation of sewer; a pronunciation that should be carefully avoided.]

SHORE, noun A prop; a butress; something that supports a building or other thing.

SHORE, verb transitive

1. To prop; to support by a post or butress; usually withsup; as, to shore up a building.

2. To set on shore [Not in use.]