onshore onshore  /ˈɑn ˌʃɔr/


  1. (adj) (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land
  2. (adj) on the edge of the land
  3. (adv) on or toward the land



  1. As a Coast Guard medic in the 1950s, he once performed an appendectomy in the eye of a hurricane with the help of an onshore surgeon who guided him by radio.
  2. We're sitting on hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of natural gas onshore and offshore.
  3. But the Islamists remain powerful, and the still violent stalemate clouds any prospect of restoring law and order onshore.


  1. Dateline Delaware: Leipsic's way of life pulled from the water

    Capt. Craig Pugh is a vision of the commercial crabber, dressed in a predawn hour in a red and black checked shirt, boots to his knees, jeans and a camouflage cap. But there's something not so predictable about this Kent County crabber. Onshore, Pugh, 50, is the mayor of Leipsic, tending to a population of 183.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The News Journal

  2. Weather Forecast: Hot and humid day with temps in the 90s

    A weak front drops into the state to end the week. Behind it, high pressure brings onshore winds for
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Central Florida News 13

  3. Eagle Creek Software Services Soars with 28 Percent Increase in Customer Base

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Creek Software Services, the leader in onshore information technology services, has experienced a 28 percent growth in its customer base this year.  ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Oil rigs today generally don't cause spills," he added two days later. "They are technologically very advanced. Even during Katrina, the spills didn't come from the oil rigs, they came from the refineries onshore."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "Whitelee in its current form is already flying the flag for onshore wind power in Europe," Salmond added. "The planned extension, which I am delighted to announce today, will enable the windfarm to harness its comparative and competitive...
    on May 20, 2009 By: Alex Salmond Source: Gant Daily

  3. "If you're in the wind business, whether it's onshore of offshore, Texas is the place to be," Patterson said.
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Jerry Patterson Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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