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1beach

noun \ˈbēch\

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

Full Definition of BEACH

1
:  shore pebbles :  shingle
2
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

2beach

verb

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

Full Definition of BEACH

transitive verb
1
:  to run or drive ashore
2
:  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

1799

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay
BEACHING Defined for Kids

1beach

noun \ˈbēch\

Definition of BEACH for Kids

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

2beach

verb
beachedbeach·ing

Definition of BEACH for Kids

:  to run or drive ashore <beach a boat>

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