- The land along the edge of an ocean, sea, lake, or river; a coast.
- Land; country. Often used in the plural: far from our native shores.
- Land as opposed to water: a sailor with an assignment on shore.
- To support by or as if by a prop: shored up the sagging floors; shored up the peace initiative.
- A beam or timber propped against a structure to provide support.
- Archaic A past tense of shear.