Definition of shoreline in English:



  • The line along which a large body of water meets the land.

    ‘he walked along the shoreline’
    • ‘According to Morton, Mars has clouds, winds, shorelines, river valleys, volcanoes and even glaciers.’
    • ‘As we walked along the shoreline, ghost crabs danced among the trove of shells deposited by the ebbing tide.’
    • ‘There are few suitable locations along the shoreline, but many on the continental shelf.’
    • ‘They migrate and winter along the rocky shorelines of the Pacific Coast.’
    • ‘Overall, about 53 percent of Americans live in coastal counties, and much of the world's population is concentrated along shorelines.’
    • ‘He landed on the shoreline seeing nothing as he went deeper into the forest boundaries.’
    • ‘Perhaps just as importantly, marginal marine plants were now common, fixing and stabilizing sediment along the shorelines.’
    • ‘Some penguins waddle along shorelines and ice, whereas others hop from rock to rock.’
    • ‘He made his way along the shoreline, hurrying as he realised how late it had grown.’
    • ‘Flying over the lake we made a right turn along the western shoreline.’
    • ‘Spend the better part of three days on the river and two days camping along its shoreline.’
    • ‘They laugh and cuddle, chase each other along shorelines, share lavish meals and make a time capsule that's not to be opened until 2000.’
    • ‘The islanders come out at night and mix with the visitors and sailors in the many bars along the shoreline.’
    • ‘In the water, they are usually close to rocky shorelines where the water is 30-90 feet deep.’
    • ‘The low pressure and dark sky encourage aggressive feeding, especially in shallows and along shorelines.’
    • ‘Black bears may be seen best by boat in May and June, as they forage for crabs and fish along shorelines at low tide.’
    • ‘Releasing each other a second later, they burst into motion, fleeing along the shoreline.’
    • ‘Woody plants may create problems on embankments and along the shoreline of a pond.’
    • ‘Walk along the shoreline at high tide and the ocean will lap at your toes.’
    • ‘Throughout the year, coastal fisheries staff wade into the shallow water along bay shorelines and drag fine-webbed seines.’
    seashore, seaside, beach, coast, coastal region, seaboard, sea coast, bank, lakeside, verge, edge, waterside, front, shoreside, foreshore, sand, sands
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