Date: 1300-1400
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: Middle Low German schore


1 noun
1 [uncountable and countable]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 Adriatic
on shore
We had a couple of hours on shore (=not on a ship).
off shore
The island is about 3 miles off shore (=away from the coast).

these/British/our etc shores

written a country that has a border on the sea:
Millions of immigrants flocked to these shores in the 19th century.
growing fears that English football players will be lured away to foreign shores

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