Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Land by the sea.
  • n. Law Ground lying between high-water and low-water marks; the foreshore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The coastal land bordering a sea or an ocean.
  • n. The foreshore, the strip of land between low water and high water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The coast of the sea; the land that lies adjacent to the sea or ocean.
  • n. All the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The coast of the sea; the land that lies adjacent to the sea or ocean.
  • n. In law, the ground between the ordinary high-water mark and low-water mark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the shore of a sea or ocean

Etymologies

sea +‎ shore (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She admitted, herself, that she'd probably have a good time, as she always did everywhere, but still her heart clung to "The Pebbles," as they called their seashore home, and she silently rebelled when she thought of "Camilla," her swift little electric runabout.

    Patty's Butterfly Days

  • A newspaper is better than a magazine, and on the seashore is a better place than a street.

    On learning, and context and stuff

  • And Gerry ` s left it with the motif of the boats and the seashore, which is what they planned to do for Conner.

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2006

  • To hold a convention at the seashore was a lure to clubwomen and therefore a large number gathered at the Oceanic Hotel, on Wrightsville Beach, June 7, 1921, to attend the Nineteenth Convention of the North Carolina Federation.

    History of the North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs 1901-1925

  • This region consists of the Altipiano or Abruzzo-Aquilano, along the seashore, which is divided into Abruzzo Teramano and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • My life at the seashore was a tranquil and uneventful one, although while I was there a circumstance transpired pf grave importance to my people.

    Hawaii's Story, by Hawaii's Queen

  • Buffalo is a large village of a quarter of a million inhabitants, situated on the seashore, which is falsely called Lake Erie.

    American Notes

  • The upper one is visible from the road on the seashore, which is more than two miles distant, and, judging from information obtained, must be between two and three hundred feet high.

    Hawaiian Folk Tales A Collection of Native Legends

  • On its sides and near the seashore are the residences of missionaries.

    The Awakening of China

  • The seashore is also where Europe came from - whence Europa was kidnapped to Crete, "a reminder, if one were needed," Cunliffe notes with characteristic charm, "that the seashore is a liminal place where unexpected things can happen!"

    Later On

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  • "No wonder that the mystics, sages and prophets of all ages sought refuge in nature from all the disturbing influences of daily life. They considered the caves of the mountains to be better than palaces. They enjoyed the shelter under a tree more than beautiful houses. They liked looking at the running water better than watching the passing crowds. They preferred the seashores to the great cities."
    - Hazrat Inayat Khan.

    October 6, 2008