Definitions

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

  • adjective Moving or directed toward the shore.
  • adjective Located on the shore.
  • adverb Toward the shore.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Toward the land: as, the wind blew onshore.
  • Being on or moving toward the land: as, an onshore wind.

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

  • adjective coming from the sea toward the land; -- of winds and weather. Opposed to offshore.
  • adjective On the edge of the land; near the shoreline.

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

  • adjective moving from the sea towards the land
  • adjective positioned on or near the shore
  • adverb from the sea towards the land
  • verb management To relocate production, services or jobs to lower-cost locations in the same country.

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

  • adjective (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land
  • adjective on the edge of the land
  • adverb on or toward the land

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Because the winds aren't that strong overall but the good news is we'll start to see this begin to pull out a little bit by tomorrow and we'll get more what we call the onshore flow when the winds come in off the ocean and so of course that brings in some more moisture and higher humidity.

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  • The deal marks the first major investment by a Chinese state-run company in onshore energy reserves in the U.S.

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  • The people with high levels of organizational and management skill will always remain onshore (or, at least, in developed countries), and will always be worth many multiples of the offshore programmers.

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  • Three hours south of Lima, the 120-room hotel is just onshore from the Ballestas Islands, a spectacular ecological sanctuary for sea lions and penguins.

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  • (Speaking of the Hamptons, I should point out that in 1942, four Nazi agents managed to sneak onshore from a German submarine at Amagansett, Long Island.)

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  • (Speaking of the Hamptons, I should point out that in 1942, four Nazi agents managed to sneak onshore from a German submarine at Amagansett, Long Island.)

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  • The same drawbacks apply to the huge increase in onshore turbines, covering thousands of square miles of countryside.

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  • We have flexibility to not fund things if we need to and there is a very strong good creative tension right now occurring between that very subject of offshore longer dated activity versus shorter term onshore activity.

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  • Similarly, the cost of short term onshore funding has increased in recent weeks and we are also experiencing increased costs in retail deposits.

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  • The forwards market is dominated by foreign banks such as HSBC Holdings PLC and Standard Chartered PLC, and any domestic operations of Chinese banks or Chinese companies—so-called onshore entities—are prohibited from participating.

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