noun \ˈbēch\

: an area covered with sand or small rocks that is next to an ocean or lake

Full Definition of BEACH

:  shore pebbles :  shingle
a :  a shore of a body of water covered by sand, gravel, or larger rock fragments
b :  a seashore area

Examples of BEACH

  1. We spent the day at the beach.
  2. <she loves walking along the beach, looking for shells that the waves cast up>

Origin of BEACH

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1535

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale



: to cause (a boat or ship) to go out of the water and onto a beach

Full Definition of BEACH

transitive verb
:  to run or drive ashore
:  to strand on or as if on a beach

Examples of BEACH

  1. The pirates beached the ship on the island.

First Known Use of BEACH


Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay


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