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[see-shawr, -shohr] /ˈsiˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr/
land along the sea or ocean.
Law. the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks.
Origin of seashore
1520-30; sea + shore1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The numberless stars of heaven, and the sands on the seashore are the parallels of the idea we find here.

    Sermons Clement Bailhache
  • It appears to respire as easily in the most rarefied air as on the seashore.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • Hence the best place to get acquainted with them is along the seashore or near some lake or stream.

  • Then he has a glorious visit to the seashore, but this is in the next story.

    Sunny Boy in the Big City Ramy Allison White
  • It inhabits the coasts exclusively, and is known as the seashore wolf.

  • So are the fields, the woods, the seashore, the open country everywhere.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • Go down to the seashore and hide yourself behind the rocks close to where the tent was spread.

  • Even at the seashore, now when Woman is so emancipated, they go bathing not swimming.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • Bodinnick is an inland village which has fallen by accident upon a seashore, at least that is the impression it gives.

    Cornwall G. E. Mitton
  • Tania had been very silent since their arrival at the seashore.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
British Dictionary definitions for seashore


land bordering on the sea
the land between the marks of high and low water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for seashore

also sea-shore, 1520s, from sea + shore (n.). Old English used særima "sea-rim," sæ-strande, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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