Definition of 'ashore'

See related content

Synonyms of "ashore"
Synonyms of "ashore"
French Translation of "ashore"
French Translation of "ashore"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : lehua
Word of the day : lehua
Spanish Translation of "ashore"
Spanish Translation of "ashore"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'ashore'

Example sentences containing 'ashore'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
One small dolphin that washed ashore on a beach near Newquay appeared to have had a large chunk taken out of it by a shark. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They were found unharmed after swimming ashore. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We would make a blaze from all the driftwood that had washed ashore in the winter storms. The Sun (2012)Soon another boat load of refugees comes ashore. The Sun (2015)He managed to swim ashore but could find no trace of his family. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These barriers had simply been washed ashore by the winds and tides. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So slow was his progress that he was forced to come ashore at night. Malcolm Balen A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)Police said it was hoped the missing trio had been washed ashore. The Sun (2006)Police said that the eight died after drinking from a brown glass bottle that washed ashore on their reserve. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It takes patience to face the withdrawn emotion and infused skepticism that washes ashore behind the crest of naivety. Christianity Today (2000)It was unable to swim ashore. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were asked to come ashore. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They enjoy the peace and quiet and the sight of elk, which swim ashore from the mainland. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Victims have been told not to go ashore at any of the stops on the way back to Southampton. The Sun (2010)About half a mile from land, one of them abandoned the toy boat and tried to swim ashore. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Halfway around we go ashore. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A realistic target for first oil ashore could be 2013-14. Times, Sunday Times (2011)More than 60,000 British troops went ashore on day one. The Sun (2014)He was ashore for 19 days until he was wounded by German shelling. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That meant around 20,000 passengers going ashore - almost overwhelming the town. The Sun (2007)For a few months each summer, when the animals come ashore, there are more bears than people. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We became friends on the ship and we'd go ashore for meals, helping each other through our divorces. The Sun (2015)But it wasn't just the days ashore that were filled with excitement, as four of our days away were on the high seas. The Sun (2014)UNDER a cloudless blue sky, three fishermen come ashore with their catch and get it straight into a pot, right on the beach. The Sun (2014)

Synonyms of 'ashore'

on land, on the beach, on the shore, aground

Trends of 'ashore'

In Common Usage. ashore is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'ashore'

British English: ashore ADVERB
Someone or something that comes ashore comes from the sea onto the shore.
Oil has come ashore on a ten-mile stretch of the coast.
  • American English: ashore
  • Brazilian Portuguese: em terra firme
  • Chinese: 到岸上地
  • European Spanish: en tierra
  • French: sur le rivage
  • German: an Land
  • Italian: a terra
  • Japanese: 岸に
  • Korean: 해변으로
  • European Portuguese: em terra firme
  • Spanish: en tierra


Definition of ashore from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access