from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. To or onto the shore: driven ashore by the wind.
- adv. On land: spent the day ashore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. On the land as opposed to onboard
- adv. On, or towards the shore
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. On shore or on land; on the land adjacent to water; to the shore; to the land; aground (when applied to a ship); -- sometimes opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On shore; on or to the land adjacent to water: as, bring the goods ashore; the ship was driven ashore.
- On land: opposed to aboard or afloat: as, the captain of the ship remained ashore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. towards the shore from the water
The last Saturday night in September, Timothy Farris shut down his Godfather's Pizza restaurant here in this small Gulf Coast beach town, a victim, he says, of the dismal tourist slump that accompanied oil and tar balls washing ashore from the giant BP spill.
And ... that's all; I put my eggs ashore from the boat at Dawson.
Daughtry even encouraged this exchange of facial amenities for the purpose of deterring him from ever hoping to win ashore to the village of his birth.
When I sail, they sail; when I remain ashore, they remain ashore.
Joan was standing up in the stern-sheets, reiterating her good-byes -- a slim figure of a woman in the tight-fitting jacket she had worn ashore from the wreck, the long-barrelled Colt's revolver hanging from the loose belt around her waist, her clear-cut face like a boy's under the Stetson hat that failed to conceal the heavy masses of hair beneath.
It began to happen when six men came ashore from the Search, with heavy outfits, as though they had come to stay, and quartered themselves in Neegah's igloo.
The men who came ashore from the steamers were newcomers.
I remember the day when we were on the beach at Tulagi with Jerry, and when his brother came ashore from the Eugenie in a whaleboat.
Half swimming, half wading, with my head just out of water and avoiding splashing, I succeeded in putting about a hundred feet between myself and the spot where the Chinese had begun to wade ashore from the junk.
Even then, the driftwood I burn for heat will probably be washed ashore from a wrecked Chinese container ship.