Shire vs Shore - What's the difference?

shire | shore |


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

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shire

English

Noun

(wikipedia shire) (en noun)
  • Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
  • Yorkshire is the largest shire in England.
  • (UK, colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK.
  • When are you coming back to the shire ?
  • A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.
  • A shire horse.
  • Verb

    (shir)
  • To (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county, counties.
  • * 1985 , Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy , page 291:
  • 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.
  • * 2012 , James Lydon, The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present (ISBN 1134981503), page 160:
  • The province was shired into nine counties,
    County Longford was shired in 1586

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    shore

    English

    (wikipedia shore)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl). Cognate to (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , 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.
  • Usage notes
    * 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.
    Hyponyms
    * (land adjoining a large body of water) beach, headland, coast
    Derived terms
    * alongshore * ashore * backshore * bayshore * foreshore * inshore * lakeshore * lee shore * longshore * nearshore * onshore * offshore * seashore * 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 * shorebird * (adjective) * shoreface * shorefront * shoreland * shoreless * shoreline * shoreside * shoreward * shorewards * shoreweed * weather shore * windward shore

    Verb

    (shor)
  • (obsolete) To set on shore.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 2

    Of uncertain origin, but found in some other Germanic languages; compare Middle Dutch . http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shore?s=t

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it.
  • The shores stayed upright during the earthquake.

    Verb

    (shor)
  • To provide with support.
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  • 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.
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  • Synonyms
    * reinforce, strengthen, support, buttress * prop up, bolster
    Derived terms
    * dogshore * shore up * shorer * (noun) * unshored

    Etymology 3

    See (shear)

    Verb

    (head)
  • (shear)
  • Etymology 4

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) A sewer.
  • References

    (Webster 1913)

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