1 land along the edge of a sea/lake
golden, sandy

on the golden shores of beautiful Bali

lake, ocean, sea (usually seashore)
barren, exposed, wilder (figurative)

a Belgian artist from the wilder shores of Flemish nationalism

distant, far, farther, opposite, other

Meg was pointing to the far shore.

east, north, etc.

Lake Michigan's north shore

eastern, northern, etc.

The path ran along the southern shore of the lake.

approach, reach
follow, hug

We sailed until midnight, hugging the shore.


Four thousand spectators lined the shores.

hit, lap, lap against

the sound of waves lapping the shore

be found on, be washed up on

A dolphin was found washed up on the shore.

bird, crab

sailors on shore leave

along the shore

We walked along the shores of the lake together.

around the shore of

The route goes around the shore of Derwent Water.

at the shore

We spent our vacation at the shore (= near the beach). (AmE)

by the shore

We strolled by the shore after dinner.

close to the shore, near the shore

The sea appears calm near the shore.

from (a/the) shore

just a few miles from shore

He waited, watching from the shore.

on (a/the) shore

The others were now safely on shore.

There are a lot of rocks on that shore.

on the shores of

The hotel is situated on the sheltered shores of the Moray Firth.

to the shore, towards/toward the shore

The hotel's gardens stretch down to the lake shore.

shore of

the shores of the Mediterranean

2 shores particular country
British, US, etc.
foreign, native
our, these

the ship in which Columbus first sailed to these shores

arrive on, come to, grace (BrE), hit, reach, return to

the most thought-provoking movie to hit these shores in recent years

He was glad to return to his native shores.


We will fight to the death to defend our shores.

beyond the shore

The decisions concerning the future of the company will be taken beyond these shores.

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