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English noun: shore

1. shore (object) the land along the edge of a body of water

Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation

Narrower (hyponym)coast, lakeshore, lakeside, sea-coast, seacoast, seashore, strand

Part holonymbeach, shoreline

Domain categorylake, ocean, river

2. shore (artifact) a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support


Broader (hypernym)beam

English verb: shore

1. shore (stative) serve as a shore to

SamplesThe river was shored by trees.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)border, bound

2. shore (motion) arrive on shore

SamplesThe ship landed in Pearl Harbor.

Synonymsland, set ashore

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get

3. shore (contact) support by placing against something solid or rigid

SamplesShore and buttress an old building.

Synonymsprop, prop up, shore up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)hold, hold up, support, sustain

Narrower (hyponym)bolster

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