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n., v. shored, shor•ing. n.
beach shore coast
A beach is an area along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river that is covered with sand or small stones. You can relax or play on a beach, or use it as a place to swim from.
Shore is a more general word for the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river.
The coast is the border between the land and the sea, or the part of a country that is next to the sea.
Past participle: shored
|Noun||1.||shore - the land along the edge of a body of water|
beach - an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
ocean - a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
river - a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek); "the river was navigable for 50 miles"
shoreline - a boundary line between land and water
strand - a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
|2.||shore - a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support|
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
|Verb||1.||shore - serve as a shore to; "The river was shored by trees"|
|2.||shore - arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"|
|3.||shore - support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore and buttress an old building"|
hold up, support, sustain, hold - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
bolster - prop up with a pillow or bolster