Definition of ashore in English:


Syllabification: a·shore
Pronunciation: /əˈSHôr


  • 1To or on the shore from the direction of the sea: the seals come ashore to breed
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    • Handing over the helm he directed me close to land, hopped ashore and left us to fate.
    • Sailors from the ship also wanted to get ashore during this time to help with the aid and restoration program.
    • Then there were the marine corps and army infantry who waded ashore or were landed by air on island after island.
    on to (the) land, on to the shore, aground; shoreward, landward; on the shore, on (dry) land
  • 1.1On land as opposed to at sea: we spent the day ashore
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    • Due to the situation ashore in Honiara, there has been no shore leave allowed over the two months the ship was there.
    • The prize gives special emphasis to research which improves the management or techniques in sick bays ashore and afloat.
    • In between official duties sailors managed to get ashore to take in the sights of Exeter and Torquay.

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