Complete Definition of "shoreward"

English
Etymology
From shore and -ward

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. In the direction of the shoreline, relatively speaking.

#*1903: Jack London, The Call of the Wild 1
#*:When he felt him grasp his tail, Buck headed for the bank, swimming with all his splendid strength. But the progress shoreward was slow; the progress down-stream amazingly rapid.

  1. which faces the shore

#*1905: Robert Louis Stevenson, The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses 2
#*:If their enemies were really on the watch, if they had beleaguered the shoreward end of the pier, he and Lord Foxham were taken in a posture of poor defense...

Adverb
en-adv|-

  1. toward the shore

#*18??: Alfred Tennyson, The Lotos-Eaters 3
#*:"Courage!" he said, and pointed toward the land,
#*:"This mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon."

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