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
noun 1. a meal consisting chiefly of seafood.
noun 1. any of numerous small black flies of the family Ephydridae, found in damp or marshy locations.
noun 1. land along a shore. adjective 2. located on such land: shorefront cottages.
noun, Navy. 1. permission to spend time ashore, usually 48 hours or more, granted a member of a ship’s company. 2. the time spent ashore during such leave. noun (navy) 1. permission to go ashore Compare liberty (sense 5) 2. time spent ashore during leave