Shore - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
SHORE, the old. pret. of shear. Obs.
SHORE, n. The coast or land adjacent to the sea, or to a large lake or river. This word is applied primarily to land contiguous to water; but it extends to the ground near the border of the sea or of a lake, which is covered with water. We also use the word to express the land near the border of the sea or of a great lake, to an indefinite extent; as when we say, a town stands on the shore. We do not apply the word to land contiguous to a small stream. This we call a bank.
SHORE, n. [The popular but corrupt pronunciation of sewer; a pronunciation that should be carefully avoided.]
SHORE, n. A prop; a butress; something that supports a building or other thing.
1. To prop; to support by a post or butress; usually withsup; as, to shore up a building.
2. To set on shore. [Not in use.]