shoreward


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shore·ward

 (shôr′wərd)
adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or on the shore.

shore′wards (-wərdz) adv.

shoreward

(ˈʃɔːwəd)
adj
(Physical Geography) near or facing the shore
adv
(Physical Geography) towards the shore

shore•ward

(ˈʃɔr wərd, ˈʃoʊr-)

adv.
1. Also, shore′wards. toward the shore.
adj.
2. facing or moving toward the shore.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shoreward - (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land; "an inshore breeze"; "an onshore gale"; "sheltered from seaward winds"
Translations

shoreward

[ˈʃɔːwəd] ADVhacia la costa, hacia la playa
References in classic literature ?
This was the battle--to win seaward against the Creep of the shoreward hastening sea.
Paddling, wheezing, resting, oblivious of the shadow-world of the white men, knowing only the reality of Tulagi Mountain cutting its crest-line blackly across the dim radiance of the star-sprinkled sky, the reality of the sea and of the canoe he so feebly urged across it, and the reality of his fading strength and of the death into which he would surely end, the ancient black man slowly made his shoreward way.
As a measure of economy, however, I put some of the heavier baggage on the shoreward parts, to go as slow freight.
Then I skirted among the woods until I had regained the rear, or shoreward side, of the stockade, and was soon warmly welcomed by the faithful party.
This he saw, and an eighth man who crouched in the bow and gazed shoreward.
Anne had her little domain in the speckless order one would expect of anyone brought up by Marilla Cuthbert, and felt that she could gad shoreward with a clear conscience.
The lad insisted on being always at her side, and when at last she was safely ensconced in the bottom of the craft that was to bear them shoreward her grandson dropped catlike after her.
The sides of the latter were crowded with men gazing shoreward, and it was evident to Clayton, as to the others who had now joined him, that the gun which they had heard had been fired to attract their attention if they still remained at the cabin.
He was so near, that with one more of his vigorous strokes he would be clinging to it, - when a high, green, vast hill-side of water, moving on shoreward, from beyond the ship, he seemed to leap up into it with a mighty bound, and the ship was gone!
They're there, all right," Skipper confided to him; and Jerry, with a sideward glance of smiling eyes, with a bobbing of his tail and a quick love-flattening of his ears, turned his nose shoreward again and resumed his reading of the jungle tale that was wafted to him on the light fans of the stifling and almost stagnant air.
Not long afterward we answered a shoreward hail, and two Whitehall boats, each pulled by three pairs of oars, darted up to us.
But the progress shoreward was slow; the progress down-stream amazingly rapid.