littoral definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or on a shore, specifically a seashore: a littoral home; the littoral biogeographic zone.
    • of or relating to the coast, especially the seashore.
    • Of or regarding a shore, as of the ocean.
    • Inhabiting the seashore, esp. the zone between high-water and low-water level.
    • of or relating to a coastal or shore area
  • noun:
    • A coastal area; a shore.
    • The region or area amongst the limitations of large and reasonable tides.
    • A shore.
    • The zone of a coast between high tide and reduced tide amounts.
    • A littoral region or region; the part of a country lying over the coastline.
    • the spot of this coast of a lake or ocean or sea
  • others:
    • Of or related to a shore, as of the sea or outstanding pond; frequenting or living nearby the coast: because, littoral trade; littoral fishes or vegetation.
    • Situated or bordering on a shore: since, the Littoral Provinces (Litorale or K├╝stenland), a division of Austria on east shore regarding the Adriatic.

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