- 1 countable 1.1 (of sea, lake) we walked along the shorecaminamos por la orillawe were swimming close to (the) shorenadábamos cerca de la orillathey have a house by the shoretienen una casa a la orilla del mar/lagoExample sentences1.2 (coast) the ship was a mile off shore
el barco estaba a una milla de la costa
- Eight holes are along the shores of Lake Michigan and strong winds could be a major factor in the event.
- Well, it's overcast and windy along the shores of Lake Michigan and Eastern Wisconsin.
- She could hear the soft lapping of the lake water on its shores, and the rustle of the breeze through the leaves of the trees.
- 2 2.1 uncountable (land) to go on shorebajar a tierra (firme)2.2also: shores plural(country) [literary]tierras (feminine plural)on these shoresen estas tierrasExample sentences
- Each of the huge rafters had been carved from a single tree, and old tombstones told tales of deaths on distant shores as, indeed, they did in Kochi's St. Francis Church.
- At 26, Wilder arrived on American shores with just $11 in his pocket, and from that moment on, he lived his life in English.
- Plant hunters were bringing exotic new species from distant shores and their finds prompted extreme security measures such as man-traps.
- → shore up
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