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ashore (adv.)

1580s, "toward the shore," from a- (1) + shore (n.). Meaning "on the shore" is from 1630s. Middle English had ashore (late 15c.), but it meant "on a slant," literally "propped up," from shore (v.).

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Definitions of ashore

ashore (adv.)
towards the shore from the water;
we invited them ashore
From wordnet.princeton.edu