From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshoreshore1 /ʃɔː $ ʃɔːr/ ●●● W3 noun 1 [countable, uncountable]DN the land along the edge of a large area of water such as an ocean or lake We could see a boat about a mile from shore. Only a few survivors reached the shore. She began to swim to shore.on the shores of something a holiday resort on the shores of the Adriaticon shore We had a couple of hours on shore (=not on a ship).off shore The island is about three miles off shore (=away from the coast).rocky/sandy shore2 → these/British/our etc shores → ashore, offshore, onshoreTHESAURUSshore the area of sand, mud, or low land along the edge of the sea, a lake etcI went down to the shore to meet him.The fish is commonly found off the shores of Australia. They had planned to take a picnic on the shores of Lake Havel.coast the land next to the seaHe lives on the Sussex coast.one of the most luxurious hotels on the south coastthe Draugen oil field, off the West coast of Norwaythe East Coast of the United Statesbeach an area of sand or small stones at the edge of the seaLet's go to the beach. Brighton beachthe seashore the land at the edge of the sea, consisting of sand or rocksHe walked with her along the seashore.You can hear the waves breaking on the seashore.the seaside British English the areas or towns next to the sea where people go to enjoy themselvesWe went on day trips to the seaside.Oh I do love to be beside the seaside (=a line from a well-known song).a seaside towna seaside resortbank the land along the side of a rivera journey along the banks of the River GangesHe swam over to the other bank.The river burst its banks.the waterfront the part of a town or an area of land next to the sea, a river etc – used especially when talking about buildings near the waterThe restaurant is down on the waterfront.a waterfront bar in Montreal called The Neptunethe waterside (also the lakeside, the riverside) the area at the edge of a lake, river etcThe mountains almost come down to the waterside.a rented villa on the lakeside A number of barges were hidden in the trees along the riverside. beautiful riverside views
Examples from the Corpusshore• He saw the pond they called the lake and the grey bulk of the Mithraeum on the farther shore.• People paddle kayaks and outriggers along the shore, and catamarans whizz by, leaning precariously on one hull.• The big ships, those drawn up far on the shore, had tumbled together, smashing one another to powder.• As the two rowed away, the mob reached the shore.• The treatment involved walking three times round the shore and then departing, without looking back.• After the battle Sir Bedivere is carrying Arthur's weak body down to the shore.• Hill swam out to haul Leach to shore and retrieve the barrel.on the shores of something• She usually builds on the shores of an estuary and there she sits devotedly, seldom leaving the nest.• The Hotel Serenidad opened to an elite international clientele on the shores of the Gulf of California nearly 30 years ago.• The gigantic Black Arks of Naggaroth vomited forth a wave of corruption on the shores of the Elf lands.• The small service category was won by Rosslea Hall Hotel, a country hotel on the shores of the Gareloch.• It was in the spring of 1862 that Amelia Otis took up life on the shores of the Missouri River.• Casting themselves into chaos, hoping to adhere to higher consciousness, to be washed up on the shores of truth.