Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Along, near, or by the shore.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • By the shore or coast; lengthwise of the shore and near it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Along the shore or coast.

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  • adjective At or along a shore or coast.
  • adverb At or along a shore or coast.

Etymologies

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along +‎ shore

Examples

  • If you take the word of those alongshore sharks against mine — 'the other began thickly.

    Bunches of Knuckles

  • One large-scale study looked at annual fish catch data and chlorophyll a measurements (indication of phytoplankton) for the continental margin of western North America and found substantial alongshore variation in primary production that was highly correlated with the variation in fish yield.

    Bottom-up control

  • But when the two others fell, the Syracusans were now being defeated; and the fugitives from these sailed alongshore with more ease.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Accordingly, not wishing to incur expense in their present want of money, they sent back at once the Thracians who came too late for Demosthenes, under the conduct of Diitrephes, who was instructed, as they were to pass through the Euripus, to make use of them if possible in the voyage alongshore to injure the enemy.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Aware of this, the Athenian generals determined to draw them out in mass as far as possible from the city, and themselves in the meantime to sail by night alongshore, and take up at their leisure

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Meanwhile the land forces of the Peloponnesians who were with the Chians and of the allies on the spot, moved alongshore for Clazomenae and Cuma, under the command of Eualas, a Spartan; while the fleet under Diniadas, one of the Perioeci, first sailed up to Methymna and caused it to revolt, and, leaving four ships there, with the rest procured the revolt of Mitylene.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Pisander and his colleagues on their voyage alongshore abolished, as had been determined, the democracies in the cities, and also took some heavy infantry from certain places as their allies, and so came to Athens.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • After falling in with and destroying most of the vessels in question, and burning in the Caulonian territory a quantity of timber for shipbuilding, which had been got ready for the Athenians, the Syracusan squadron went to Locri, and one of the merchantmen from Peloponnese coming in, while they were at anchor there, carrying Thespian heavy infantry, took these on board and sailed alongshore towards home.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • They had been carried to Libya by a storm, and having obtained two galleys and pilots from the Cyrenians, on their voyage alongshore had taken sides with the Euesperitae and had defeated the Libyans who were besieging them, and from thence coasting on to

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Athenians formed in column and sailed close alongshore to Sestos; upon perceiving which the Peloponnesians put out from Abydos to meet them.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

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