What is shore?

  • (noun): A beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support.
    Synonyms: shoring
    See also — Additional definitions below


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.

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North Shore (Lake Superior) - History - Pre-colonization
... created many of the pictographs 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 ...
North Shore United
... North Shore United is a semi-professional football (soccer) club based in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand ...
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 ... from Duluth to the international border at Grand Portage as the North Shore ...
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 ...
Peter Shore - Member of Parliament - Labour Leadership Candidate
... However, Shore came bottom of the poll with 32 votes when Foot was himself persuaded to stand ... also became opposed to EEC membership, which suited Shore well ...

More definitions of "shore":

  • (verb): Support by placing against something solid or rigid.
    Example: "Shore and buttress an old building"
    Synonyms: prop up, prop, shore up
  • (verb): Serve as a shore to.
    Example: "The river was shored by trees"
  • (noun): The land along the edge of a body of water.

Famous quotes containing the word shore:

    The shore is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side. Some think it is bottomless.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)