Shore

A shore or shoreline is the fringe of land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. In Physical Oceanography a shore is the wider fringe that is geologically modified by the action of the body of water past and present, while the beach is at the edge of the shore, representing the intertidal zone where there is one. In contrast to a coast, a shore can border any body of water, while the coast must border an ocean; that is, a coast is a type of shore. Shore is often substituted for coast where an oceanic shore is meant.

Shores are influenced by the topography of the surrounding landscape, as well as by water induced erosion, such as waves. The geological composition of rock and soil dictates the type of shore which is created.

Other articles related to "shore":

Peter Shore - Member of Parliament - Labour Leadership Candidate
... When the Labour Party went into opposition in 1979, Shore was made Shadow Foreign Secretary, having recanted on his previous support for CND ... However, Shore came bottom of the poll with 32 votes when Foot was himself persuaded to stand ... party policy also became opposed to EEC membership, which suited Shore well ...
North Shore (Lake Superior)
... The North Shore of Lake Superior runs from Duluth, Minnesota, United States, at the southwestern end of the lake, to Thunder Bay and Nipigon, Ontario, Canada, in the north to Sault Ste ... The shore is characterized by alternating rocky cliffs and cobblestone beaches, with rolling hills and ridges covered in boreal forest inland from the lake, through which scenic rivers and ... Duluth to the international border at Grand Portage as the North Shore ...
North Shore United
... North Shore United is a semi-professional football (soccer) club based in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand ...
Peter Shore
... Peter David Shore, Baron Shore of Stepney PC (20 May 1924 – 24 September 2001) was a British Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister, noted in part for his ...
North Shore (Lake Superior) - History - Pre-colonization
... present on rock faces along the North Shore and other Canadian rock faces in order to communicate with spirits ... In the 12th century, on the easternmost portion of the North Shore, the ancestors of the Ojibwa migrated into the area ... On the Minnesotan portion of the North Shore, there are only three archaeological sites, so it cannot be determined who lived there at the time ...

Famous quotes containing the word shore:

    Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
    John Updike (b. 1932)

    ... the reason I keep doing it is for the tremendous rush I get at the end of any great swim.... there is ... nothing greater than touching the shore after crossing some great body of water knowing that I’ve done it with my own two arms and legs.... I’m overwhelmed by the strength of my body and the power of my mind. For one moment, just one second, I feel immortal.
    Diana Nyad (b. 1949)

    Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another’s great tribulation; not because any man’s troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.
    Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)