Meaning of shore


Pronunciation: (shôr, shōr), [key]
  1. of, pertaining to, or located on land, esp. land along the edge of a body of water: a marine on shore duty.


Pronunciation: (shôr, shōr), [key]
— n., v., shored, shor•ing.
  1. a supporting post or beam with auxiliary members, esp. one placed obliquely against the side of a building, a ship in drydock, or the like; prop; strut.
  1. to support by or as if by a shore or shores; prop (usually fol. by up): to shore up a roof; government subsidies to shore up falling corn prices.


Pronunciation: (shôr, shōr), [key]
— shored, shor•ing.
  1. to threaten (someone).
  2. to offer or proffer (something).


Pronunciation: (shôr, shōr), [key]
  1. 1445?–1527, mistress of Edward IV of England.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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