Shoreward \Shore"ward\, adv. Toward the shore. [1913 Webster]

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  • shoreward — [shôrwərd] adv. toward the shore: also shorewards adj. moving toward the shore …   English World dictionary

  • shoreward — 1. adjective a) In the direction of the shoreline, relatively speaking. When he felt him grasp his tail, Buck headed for the bank, swimming with all his splendid strength. But the progress shoreward was slow; the progress down stream amazingly… …   Wiktionary

  • shoreward — /shawr weuhrd, shohr /, adv. 1. Also, shorewards. toward the shore or land. adj. 2. facing, moving, or tending toward the shore or land: a shoreward course. 3. coming from the shore, as a wind. n. 4. the direction toward the shore or away from… …   Universalium

  • shoreward — Ⅰ. shore [1] ► NOUN 1) the land along the edge of a sea, lake, etc. 2) (also shores) literary a country or other geographic area bounded by a coast: distant shores. ● in shore Cf. ↑in shore ● …   English terms dictionary

  • shoreward — or shorewards adverb Date: circa 1691 toward the shore …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shoreward — shore·ward …   English syllables

  • shoreward — shore•ward [[t]ˈʃɔr wərd, ˈʃoʊr [/t]] adv. 1) navig. Also, shore′wards. toward the shore 2) navig. facing or moving toward the shore • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • shoreward — /ˈʃɔwəd/ (say shawwuhd) adjective 1. situated near, directed towards, or facing the shore. –adverb 2. shorewards. {shore1 + ward} …   Australian English dictionary

  • shoreward —   Uka (from sea); kai (from land) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • shoreward — adjective (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land an inshore breeze an onshore gale sheltered from seaward winds • Syn: ↑inshore, ↑onshore, ↑seaward • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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