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

  • adv. Close to a shore.
  • adv. Toward or coming toward a shore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Close to (especially in sight of) a shore
  • adj. Blowing from the sea to the land
  • adv. Near the shore
  • adv. Towards the shore

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being near or moving towards the shore
  • n. near the shore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Near the shore; toward the shore; on the shore side: as, the ship lay, or was moving, inshore.
  • Situated near the shore; relatively near to the shore; specifically, as applied to fishing or fisheries, situated within about five miles of the shore: opposed to offshore: as, inshore fishing.

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

  • adj. (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land
  • adj. close to a shore
  • adv. toward the shore


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