Shore is the land closest to a body of water.noun
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- land at or near the edge of a body of water, esp. along an ocean, large lake, etc.
- land as opposed to water
- Law seashore
Origin: ME schore < OE *score (akin to MLowG schore) < or akin to scorian, to jut out < IE base *(s)ker-, to cut > harvest
Origin: ME schore, akin to MDu, ON skortha, a prop, stay: for IE base see shore
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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- The land along the edge of an ocean, sea, lake, or river; a coast.
- Land; country. Often used in the plural: far from our native shores.
- Land as opposed to water: a sailor with an assignment on shore.
Origin: Middle English shore, from Old English scora; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
transitive verb shored shored, shor·ing, shores
Origin: Middle English shoren, from shore, prop, probably from Middle Low German schōre, barrier, or Middle Dutch scōre, prop.