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Riverbank vs. Shore

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Riverbanknoun

A sloped side of a river acting as a barrier between the water and level ground to either side.

Shorenoun

Land adjoining a non-flowing body of water, such as an ocean, lake or pond.

Riverbanknoun

the bank of a river

Shorenoun

(from the perspective of one on a body of water) Land, usually near a port.

‘The seamen were serving on shore instead of in ships.’; ‘The passengers signed up for shore tours.’;

Shorenoun

A prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it.

‘The shores stayed upright during the earthquake.’;

Shoreverb

(obsolete) To set on shore.

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Shoreverb

To provide with support.

Shoreverb

To reinforce (something at risk of failure).

‘My family shored me up after I failed the GED.’; ‘The workers were shoring up the dock after part of it fell into the water.’;

Shoreverb

To warn or threaten.

Shoreverb

To offer.

Shore

imp. of Shear.

Shorenoun

A sewer.

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Shorenoun

A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging.

Shorenoun

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.’; ‘The fruitful shore of muddy Nile.’;

Shoreverb

To support by a shore or shores; to prop; - usually with up; as, to shore up a building.

Shoreverb

To set on shore.

Shorenoun

the land along the edge of a body of water

Shorenoun

a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support

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Shoreverb

serve as a shore to;

‘The river was shored by trees’;

Shoreverb

arrive on shore;

‘The ship landed in Pearl Harbor’;

Shoreverb

support by placing against something solid or rigid;

‘shore and buttress an old building’;

Shore

A shore or a shoreline is the fringe of land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. In physical oceanography, a shore is the wider fringe that is geologically modified by the action of the body of water past and present, while the beach is at the edge of the shore, representing the intertidal zone where there is one.

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