shoreward

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shore +‎ -ward

Adjective[edit]

shoreward (not comparable)

  1. In the direction of the shoreline, relatively speaking.
    • 1903, Jack London, The Call of the Wild, Chapter 6,[1]
      When he felt him grasp his tail, Buck headed for the bank, swimming with all his splendid strength. But the progress shoreward was slow; the progress down-stream amazingly rapid.
  2. Facing the shore.

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Adverb[edit]

shoreward (not comparable)

  1. Toward the shore.
    • 1832, Alfred Tennyson, The Lotos-Eaters,[3]
      “Courage!” he said, and pointed toward the land,
      “This mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon.”

Noun[edit]

shoreward (uncountable)

  1. The side facing the shore.
    • 1582, Nicholas Lichefield (translator), The First Booke of the Historie of the Discoverie and Conquest of the East Indias [] set foorth in the Portingale language by Hernan Lopes de Castaneda, London: Thomas East, Chapter 2,[4]
      [] when they sawe our boates comming to the shoreward, they began to runne away, with a great clamour and outcrie []