from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the average low tide mark.
- n. The part of a shore between the water and occupied or cultivated land.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of a shore between high water and low water, especially the beach exposed at maximum ebb spring tides.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. The part of the shore between high and low water marks.
- n. the part of the seashore between the high-water and and low-water marks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sloping part of a shore, uncovered at low tide; the beach; strand; an advanced or projecting line of shore.
- n. The narrow level slope or berm constructed on the seaward side of a breakwater or dike, built to diminish and dissipate the force of waves before they strike the breakwater proper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark
From fore + shore or fore- + shore. (Wiktionary)