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Definition 1: a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shore in the sense of this definition

(shore is a kind of ...) long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

Definition 2: the land along the edge of a body of water - [noun denoting object]

(shore is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is a kind of shore ) the shore of a lake

(... is a kind of shore ) the shore of a sea or ocean

(... is a kind of shore ) a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)

(shore is a part of ...) an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake

(shore is a part of ...) a boundary line between land and water

(shore belongs to category ...) a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

(shore belongs to category ...) a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere

(shore belongs to category ...) a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

"the river was navigable for 50 miles"

Definition 3: support by placing against something solid or rigid - [verb of contact]

Samples where shore or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shore and buttress an old building

Synonyms for shore in the sense of this definition

(shore is a kind of ...) 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?"

(... is a kind of shore ) prop up with a pillow or bolster

Definition 4: arrive on shore - [verb of motion]

Samples where shore or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship landed in Pearl Harbor

Synonyms for shore in the sense of this definition

(shore is a kind of ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

Definition 5: serve as a shore to - [verb of stative]

Samples where shore or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The river was shored by trees

(shore is a kind of ...) form the boundary of; be contiguous to

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