On shore
Shore Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See {Shear}, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river. [1913 Webster]

Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello, Is come shore. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{In shore}, near the shore. --Marryat.

{On shore}. See under {On}.

{Shore birds} (Zo["o]l.), a collective name for the various limicoline birds found on the seashore.

{Shore crab} (Zo["o]l.), any crab found on the beaches, or between tides, especially any one of various species of grapsoid crabs, as {Heterograpsus nudus} of California.

{Shore lark} (Zo["o]l.), a small American lark ({Otocoris alpestris}) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear tufts. Called also {horned lark}.

{Shore plover} (Zo["o]l.), a large-billed Australian plover ({Esacus magnirostris}). It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, etc.

{Shore teetan} (Zo["o]l.), the rock pipit ({Anthus obscurus}). [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • On shore — On On ([o^]n), prep. [OE. on, an, o, a, AS. on, an; akin to D. aan, OS. & G. an, OHG. ana, Icel. [=a], Sw. [*a], Goth. ana, Russ. na, L. an , in anhelare to pant, Gr. ana , Zend ana. [root]195. Cf. {A }, 1, {Ana }, {Anon}.] The general… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on|shore — «ON SHAWR, SHOHR; AWN », adverb, adjective. 1. toward the shore. 2. on the shore …   Useful english dictionary

  • on shore — ► on shore ashore; on land. Main Entry: ↑shore …   English terms dictionary

  • on shore — 1. On the land 2. Ashore • • • Main Entry: ↑shore …   Useful english dictionary

  • on-shore — on shoreˈ adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑on …   Useful english dictionary

  • on shore — if you go on shore, you go onto the land from a ship …   English dictionary

  • on shore — on the beach, on dry ground …   English contemporary dictionary

  • on shore — ashore; on land. → shore …   English new terms dictionary

  • On shore — Onshore Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Onshore est un terme anglais qui désigne l exploration, la recherche, un forage, une production à terre ou un gisement de pétrole à terre. Par… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • On-Shore — OnShore es un término anglosajón usado en navegación a vela para indicar que la dirección del viento discurre desde el mar hacia tierra de una forma casi perpendicular a la línea de costa. En algunas zonas del sur de España se le denomina también …   Wikipedia Español

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