a number or system of shores for steadying or supporting a wall, a ship in drydock, etc.
the act of setting up shores.
a supporting post or beam with auxiliary members, especially one placed obliquely against the side of a building, a ship in drydock, or the like; prop; strut.
verb (used with object), shored, shoring.
to support by or as if by a shore or shores; prop (usually followed by up):
to shore up a roof; government subsidies to shore up falling corn prices.
verb (used with object), shored, shoring. Scot. and North England.
to threaten (someone).
to offer or proffer (something).
the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river related adjective littoral
land, as opposed to water (esp in the phrase on shore)
(as modifier): shore duty
(law) the tract of coastland lying between the ordinary marks of high and low water
(often pl) a country: his native shores
(transitive) to move or drag (a boat) onto a shore
a prop, post, or beam used to support a wall, building, ship in dry dock, etc
(transitive) often foll by up. to prop or make safe with or as if with a shore
(Austral & NZ) a past tense of shear
verb 1. a past participle of shear. verb (used with object), sheared, sheared or shorn, shearing. 1. to cut (something). 2. to remove by or as if by cutting or clipping with a sharp instrument: to shear wool from sheep. 3. to cut or clip the hair, fleece, wool, etc., from: to shear sheep. 4. […]
adjective, shorter, shortest. 1. having little length; not long. 2. having little height; not tall: a short man. 3. extending or reaching only a little way: a short path. 4. brief in duration; not extensive in time: a short wait. 5. brief or concise, as writing. 6. rudely brief; abrupt; hurting: short behavior. 7. low […]
- Short abductor muscle of thumb
short abductor muscle of thumb n. A muscle with origin from the trapezium and the flexor retinaculum, with insertion to the proximal phalanx of the thumb, with nerve supply from the median nerve, and whose action abducts the thumb.
adjective 1. (of a drug) quickly effective, but requiring regularly repeated doses for long-term treatment, being rapidly absorbed, distributed in the body, and excreted Compare intermediate-acting, long-acting