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shore1 [shôr]
n.
[ME schore < OE * score (akin to MLowG schore) < or akin to scorian, to jut out < IE base * (s)ker-, to cut > HARVEST]
1. land at or near the edge of a body of water, esp. along an ocean, large lake, etc.
2. land as opposed to water
3. Law SEASHORE
SYN.- SHORE1 is the general word applied to an edge of land directly bordering on the sea, a lake, a river, etc.; COAST applies only to land along the sea; BEACH applies to a level stretch of sandy or pebbly seashore or lake shore, usually one that is washed by high water; STRAND1 is a poetic word for SHORE1 or BEACH; BANK2 applies to rising or steep land at the edge of a stream
shore2 [shôr]
n.
[ME schore, akin to MDu, ON skortha, a prop, stay: for IE base see SHORE1]
a prop, as a beam, placed under or against something as a support or stabilizer; specif., any of the timbers used to support a boat or ship that is out of water
vt.
shored, shoring
to support or make stable with or as if with a shore or shores; prop: usually with up
shore3 [shôr]
vt., vi.
archaic or dial. pt. & pp. of SHEAR

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