Main definitions of shoreline in US English:

: shoreline1Shoreline2

shoreline1

noun

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

    ‘he walked along the shoreline’
    • ‘Flying over the lake we made a right turn along the western shoreline.’
    • ‘Perhaps just as importantly, marginal marine plants were now common, fixing and stabilizing sediment along the shorelines.’
    • ‘In the water, they are usually close to rocky shorelines where the water is 30-90 feet deep.’
    • ‘Overall, about 53 percent of Americans live in coastal counties, and much of the world's population is concentrated along shorelines.’
    • ‘Woody plants may create problems on embankments and along the shoreline of a pond.’
    • ‘As we walked along the shoreline, ghost crabs danced among the trove of shells deposited by the ebbing tide.’
    • ‘The islanders come out at night and mix with the visitors and sailors in the many bars along the shoreline.’
    • ‘Black bears may be seen best by boat in May and June, as they forage for crabs and fish along shorelines at low tide.’
    • ‘Some penguins waddle along shorelines and ice, whereas others hop from rock to rock.’
    • ‘The low pressure and dark sky encourage aggressive feeding, especially in shallows and along shorelines.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Releasing each other a second later, they burst into motion, fleeing along the shoreline.’
    • ‘According to Morton, Mars has clouds, winds, shorelines, river valleys, volcanoes and even glaciers.’
    • ‘Spend the better part of three days on the river and two days camping along its shoreline.’
    • ‘Throughout the year, coastal fisheries staff wade into the shallow water along bay shorelines and drag fine-webbed seines.’
    • ‘He landed on the shoreline seeing nothing as he went deeper into the forest boundaries.’
    • ‘There are few suitable locations along the shoreline, but many on the continental shelf.’
    • ‘Walk along the shoreline at high tide and the ocean will lap at your toes.’
    • ‘He made his way along the shoreline, hurrying as he realised how late it had grown.’
    • ‘They migrate and winter along the rocky shorelines of the Pacific Coast.’
    seashore, seaside, beach, coast, coastal region, seaboard, sea coast, bank, lakeside, verge, edge, waterside, front, shoreside, foreshore, sand, sands
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Pronunciation

shoreline

/ˈʃɔrlaɪn//ˈSHôrlīn/

Main definitions of shoreline in US English:

: shoreline1Shoreline2

Shoreline2

proper noun

  • A city in northwestern Washington, north of Seattle; population 52,005 (est. 2008).

Pronunciation

Shoreline

/ˈʃɔrlaɪn//ˈSHôrlīn/