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beach

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noun \ˈbēch\

Simple Definition of beach

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of beach

  1. 1 :  shore pebbles :  shingle

  2. 2 a :  a shore of a body of water covered by sand, gravel, or larger rock fragments b :  a seashore area

Examples of beach in a sentence

  1. We spent the day at the beach.

  2. <she loves walking along the beach, looking for shells that the waves cast up>



Origin and Etymology of beach

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1535


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beach

verb

Simple Definition of beach

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of beach

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to run or drive ashore

  3. 2 :  to strand on or as if on a beach

Examples of beach in a sentence

  1. The pirates beached the ship on the island.



1799

First Known Use of beach

1799

Other Nautical Terms



BEACH Defined for Kids

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beach

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noun \ˈbēch\

Definition of beach for Students

  1. :  a sandy or gravelly part of the shore of an ocean or a lake




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beach

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verb

Definition of beach for Students

beached

beaching

  1. :  to run or drive ashore <beach a boat>





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