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shore2 a usu. angled post or beam that supports something such as a building or a ship in port. [2 definitions]
shore bird any of various birds, such as the sandpiper, that frequent the shores of oceans, lakes, and the like.
shore dinner a meal featuring several seafoods.
shore leave permission granted to a ship's crew for onshore recreation, or the actual time spent ashore; liberty.
shoreless without a substantial shore or beach.
shoreline the place where land and water meet; littoral.
shore patrol those members of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, or Marines that are designated as military police on shore.
shoreward to or toward the shore. [4 definitions]
shoring the act of supporting or propping up with shores. [2 definitions]
shorn a past participle of shear.
short of little length; not long. [16 definitions]
shortage a deficiency; lack. [2 definitions]
shortbread a rich cake or cookie that contains much shortening, esp. butter.
shortcake a cake or biscuit made with a rich dough, esp. a cake to be topped or filled with fruit and eaten as a dessert.
shortchange to return less than the correct amount of change to. [2 definitions]
short-circuit to disrupt an electrical circuit, usu. accidentally, by providing a low-resistance alternate path for current, often resulting in sparks or electrical damage. [3 definitions]
short circuit a usu. inadvertent low-resistance alternate path for an electrical current, often resulting in damage.
shortcoming a deficiency in character, ability, conduct, or the like; flaw.
shortcut a quicker or more direct route. [3 definitions]
short division mathematical division of one number by another, esp. by a one-digit divisor, without writing out the remainders.
shorten to make shorter. [3 definitions]