imp. of Shear.
The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.
That strip of ground bordering any body of water which is alternately exposed, or covered by TIDES and/or WAVES SHORE of UNCONSOLIDATED material is usually called a BEACH.
Inter-tidal land between the high and low water marks of spring tides.
The zone between the water-line at high tide and the waterline at low tide. A narrow strip of land immediately bordering a body of water, especially a lake or an ocean.
Related Topics: [ wetlands] The term "shore" comes from the Old English word "scor", which means "to shear", or "to cut". This is an appropriate name for these areas. Whether they occur at the edge of a river, the margin of a lake, or ocean beaches, it is these areas which receive the brunt of the water's shearing force. Although many factors such as salinity, geography and the force with which flowing water strikes shore, it is probably substrate more than anything else which dictates the morphology of shoreline life.
That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water, including the area between high and low water lines.
The narrow strip of land immediately bordering any body of water, esp. the sea or a large lake; specifically the zone over which the ground is alternately exposed and covered by tides or waves, or the zone between high water and low water. (Jackson, 1997).
the place where the land meets the sea.
the land along the edge of a body of water
serve as a shore to; "The river was shored by trees"
arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"
narrow strip of land in immediate contact with the sea.
The land immediately upslope from the surface of a lake or reservoir.
The narrow strip of land in immediate contact with the water, including the zone between high and low water lines. See backshore, foreshore, onshore, offshore, longshore, and nearshore.
The part of the land which is in contact with a body of water.
the land along the edge of a sea or other large area of water .... return to Appendix B; ..... return to Appendix C
The edge of the land near the water.