from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or on a shore, especially a seashore: a littoral property; the littoral biogeographic zone.
- n. A coastal region; a shore.
- n. The region or zone between the limits of high and low tides.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or relating to the shore, especially the seashore.
- n. A shore.
- n. The zone of a coast between high tide and low tide levels.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea.
- adj. Inhabiting the seashore, esp. the zone between high-water and low-water mark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea or a great lake; frequenting or living near the shore: as, littoral trade; littoral fishes or vegetation.
- Situated or bordering on a shore: as, the Littoral Provinces (Litorale or Küstenland), a division of Austria on the east coast of the Adriatic.
- n. A littoral tract or region; the part of a country lying along the coast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
- adj. of or relating to a coastal or shore region
Latin lītorālis, from lītus, lītor-, shore. N., from Italian littorale, from Latin lītorālis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin littoralis, from litoris (genitive of litus). The doubled 't' is a late medieval addition, and the more classical litoral is also sometimes found. (Wiktionary)