beach

noun
\ ˈbēch How to pronounce beach (audio) \

Definition of beach

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

beach

verb
beached; beaching; beaches

Definition of beach (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to run or drive ashore beaching the landing craft in the assault The storm damaged and beached half the fleet.
2 : to strand on or as if on a beach a beached shark

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Synonyms for beach

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of beach in a Sentence

Noun We spent the day at the beach. she loves walking along the beach, looking for shells that the waves cast up Verb The pirates beached the ship on the island.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Fairfield police were called to the beach at 8:40 a.m. for a report of a missing swimmer, Fairfield Police Chief Robert Kalamaras said in a statement. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2021 Later that evening, the friends changed into formal attire and returned to the beach for a birthday celebration. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Leidy had taken the kids to the beach but opted to go swimming at the pool because the current seemed too strong. Stephania Taladri, The New Yorker, 9 Sep. 2021 Shou Sugi Ban Inn is geared toward guests looking for a more quintessential Hamptons weekend packed with trips to the beach, must-visit wineries, and East End restaurants. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2021 She was distraught by Chris’ actions and left the party early, returning to the beach in tears. Haley Kluge, Variety, 7 Sep. 2021 People from the same family can go to the beach for Father’s Day. NBC News, 5 Sep. 2021 Florida also has rain in the forecast this weekend, which will make for less than ideal conditions for those hoping to flock to the beach. Allison Chinchar, CNN, 4 Sep. 2021 Sea-level rise may appear to be a problem only for coastal residents, a hazard that comes with the awesome views and easy access to the beach. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 4 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb While the naming of Slaughter Beach has been a point of debate and contention over the years, Hindman has researched possible origins of the name, and spoiler alert: one theory relates to beach plums. Emily Lytle, baltimoresun.com, 13 Sep. 2021 Coming out of the winter months, employers prepared for staff to return and gear up for the busy summer season, as tourists headed to beach towns, amusement parks and resorts after a devastating year. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 21 Aug. 2021 To check out her go-to beach wave routine, watch the video above. Sara Miranda, Allure, 12 Aug. 2021 Spokeswoman Jessica Rockstroh said the International Handball Federation drew upon ideas from other sports – specifically beach volleyball and track and field – in creating its uniform rules. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 There will be tables, but guests are asked to bring blankets and beach chairs. courant.com, 4 Aug. 2021 Outside is a deck and shower with a dog washing or beach clean-up station. oregonlive, 31 July 2021 According to the filing, the trademark covers all types of swim goods, from bikinis and cover ups to beach bags and sunglasses. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 17 Aug. 2021 This experience is all about interactive education, with the aquarium offering summer camp, family programming, and beach naturalist sessions outside the venue. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 19 July 2021

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First Known Use of beach

Noun

circa 1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for beach

Noun

origin unknown

Verb

verbal derivative of beach entry 1

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The first known use of beach was circa 1535

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“Beach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beach. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for beach

beach

noun

English Language Learners Definition of beach

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

beach

verb

English Language Learners Definition of beach (Entry 2 of 2)

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

beach

noun
\ ˈbēch How to pronounce beach (audio) \

Kids Definition of beach

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

beach

verb
beached; beaching

Kids Definition of beach (Entry 2 of 2)

: to run or drive ashore beach a boat

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