Definitions

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

  • adverb To or onto the shore.
  • adverb On land.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adverb 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 aboard or afloat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb nautical On the land as opposed to onboard
  • adverb nautical On, or towards the shore

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

  • adverb towards the shore from the water

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

a- +‎ shore

Examples

  • 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.

    Bumpy Start To BP Fund Puzzles Gulf

  • 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 SUNLANDERS

  • 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.

    Chapter 16

  • 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.

    Bumpy Start To BP Fund Puzzles Gulf

  • 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.

    Bumpy Start To BP Fund Puzzles Gulf

  • When I sail, they sail; when I remain ashore, they remain ashore.

    Chapter 19

  • And ... that's all; I put my eggs ashore from the boat at Dawson.

    THE ONE THOUSAND DOZEN

  • 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.

    Bumpy Start to BP Fund Puzzles Gulf

  • 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.

    CHAPTER III

  • 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.

    Bumpy Start To BP Fund Puzzles Gulf

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