Shire vs Shore - What's the difference?
As a noun shire
is former administrative area of britain; a county.
As a verb shire
is to (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county|counties.
As a proper noun shore is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
(UK, colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK.
- Yorkshire is the largest shire in England.
A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.
A shire horse.
- When are you coming back to the shire ?
To (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county, counties.
* 1985 , Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy , page 291:
* 2012 , James Lydon, The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present (ISBN 1134981503), page 160:
- Although he still managed formally to shire the province in the summer and autumn of 1585, his plan to establish a presidential government and complete the integration of Ulster into English Ireland met with royal indifference.
- The province was shired into nine counties,
- County Longford was shired in 1586
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
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(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.