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[on-shawr, -shohr, awn-] /ˈɒnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɔn-/
onto or in the direction of the shore from a body of water:
a breeze blowing onshore.
in or on a body of water, close to or parallel with the shore:
to sail a boat onshore.
on land, especially within the area adjoining a port; ashore:
to land and shop onshore.
moving or proceeding toward shore or onto land from a body of water:
an onshore breeze.
located on or close to the shore:
an onshore lighthouse; an onshore buoy.
done or taking place on land:
onshore liberty for the crew.
Origin of onshore
1870-75; on + shore1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • onshore, these are often plowed into a rancher or farmers field for fertilizer.
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  • But to do it, the countries would have to pretty much tap every resource they have, both onshore and off.
  • But the biggest deterrent to offshore borrowing is the difficulty of getting the money back onshore again.
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  • Layers of oil are being found buried beneath the surface, both onshore and deep at sea.
  • No one onshore was supposed to know where they were.
  • Built along shorelines, onshore wave power systems extract the energy of breaking waves.
British Dictionary definitions for onshore


adjective, adverb
towards the land: an onshore gale
on land; not at sea
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