Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Toward, to, or on the shore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In the direction of the shoreline, relatively speaking.
  • adj. which faces the shore
  • adv. toward the shore

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Toward the shore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Toward the shore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land

Etymologies

shore +‎ -ward (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They cut trails, spreading apart as the wave carried them shoreward.

    Bad Dad

  • Not long afterward we answered a shoreward hail, and two

    A Raid on the Oyster Pirates

  • Paddling, wheezing, resting, oblivious of the shadow-world of the white men, knowing only the reality of Tulagi Mountain cutting its crest-line blackly across the dim radiance of the star-sprinkled sky, the reality of the sea and of the canoe he so feebly urged across it, and the reality of his fading strength and of the death into which he would surely end, the ancient black man slowly made his shoreward way.

    CHAPTER 2

  • I was alone in the water when a giant black manta ray came billowing along, headed shoreward.

    Strange Paradise

  • It was not until they were putting on their shoes that they sighted the yellow head bearing shoreward.

    CHAPTER VI

  • This was the battle -- to win seaward against the Creep of the shoreward hastening sea.

    CHAPTER VI

  • Board and rider must be moving shoreward at a good rate before the wave overtakes them.

    Jack London:Surfing in Hawaii

  • One seemed to see as well as feel this heat, and Griffiths sought vain relief by gazing shoreward.

    A SON OF THE SUN

  • Frona saw them consult together for a minute, with much pointing and gesticulating on the part of the baron, and then St. Vincent detach himself and turn shoreward.

    CHAPTER 23

  • When you see the wave coming that you want to ride in, you turn tail to it and paddle shoreward with all your strength, using what is called the windmill stroke.

    Jack London:Surfing in Hawaii

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