shore-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: the edge or border of a body of water

Commentary: SHORE[+location][+physical][+boundary][+body][+water]

The children hunted for crabs along the shore near their summer cottage.
Several piers along the lake shore were damaged by the storm.
We enjoyed a scenic drive along the shore.
The legal definition of the shore is the land bounded between low and high tide.
The boat hit an iceberg about a hundred miles off the shores of Newfoundland. (refers to the actual coastline of the country, not the whole nation)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a beam or timber used for support

Commentary: SHORE[+entity][+artifact][+structure][+beam][+support]

John put up a couple of shores to bear the load of the sagging wall.
This wood is not strong enough to make good shores.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a country or region bounded by a coast

Commentary: SHORE[+location][+physical][+region][+geographical][+boundaries][+coastal]
NOTE: related to Sense 1, but refers to the whole country, not really focused on the literal shoreline of the country.

He left the shores of his native land when he was just a young boy.
The ripples of Soviet 'new thinking' finally reached the distant shores of Africa.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c