From (etyl), from (etyl). Cognate to (etyl) .
Land adjoining a non-flowing body of water, such as an ocean, lake or pond.
* (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
- the fruitful shore of muddy Nile
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges
(from the perspective of one on a body of water) Land, usually near a port.
* Generally, only the largest of rivers, which are often estuaries, are said to have shores .
* Rivers and other flowing bodies of water are said to have (term).
* River bank(s)'' outnumbers ''River shore(s) about 200:3 at COCA.
* (land adjoining a large body of water) beach, headland, coast
* lee shore
* shore bug
* shore cod
* shore crab
* shore dinner
* shore fly
* shore lark
* shore leave
* shore patrol
* shore pine
* shore pit viper
* shore plover
* shore plum
* shore snipe
* shore thistle
* shore teetan
* weather shore
* windward shore
(obsolete) To set on shore.
Of uncertain origin, but found in some other Germanic languages; compare Middle Dutch .
A prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it.
- The shores stayed upright during the earthquake.
To provide with support.
To reinforce (something at risk of failure).
- My family shored me up after I failed the GED.
- The workers were shoring up the dock after part of it fell into the water.
* reinforce, strengthen, support, buttress
* prop up, bolster
* shore up
(obsolete, UK, dialect) A sewer.
From (etyl) .
An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.
(US) The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field.
(US) A pier or other landing place on a river.
* (embankment) dike, floodwall
(US) To keep within a channel by means of levees.
- to levee a river
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) The act of rising; getting up, especially in the morning after rest.
* 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 414:
- the sun's levee
A reception of visitors held after getting up.
A formal reception, especially one given by royalty or other leaders.
- The sturdy hind now attends the levee of his fellow-labourer the ox
, author= Hilary Mantel
, title=A Place of Greater Safety
, passage=At the King's levee
on the morning of the 13th, Philippe was first ignored; then asked by His Majesty (rudely) what he wanted; then told, ‘Get back where you came from.’
To attend the levee or levees of.
- He levees all the great.