The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river. "Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello, Is come shore." (Shak) "The fruitful shore of muddy Nile." (Spenser) In shore, near the shore. On shore. See On. Shore birds, the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus).

Origin: OE. Schore, AS. Score, probably fr. Scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. Schoore, schoor. See Shear.

(01 Mar 1998)

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