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 On a sunny Tuesday afternoon at the beginning of summer, only a few dozen people were on the beach, sunbathing, wading in the surf and collecting rocks. oregonlive, 14 July 2021 Tory Burch's beach-ready jelly flats and Cult Gaia's strappy sandals, which are perfect for outdoor weddings. Talia Abba, Glamour, 12 July 2021 Long Branch was forced to cancel its fireworks show after hundreds came together for what officials categorized as an out-of-control party on the beach, NJ.com reported. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 12 July 2021 Deputies could be seen on the beach in the early light in the 20000 block of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Rock Drive with what appeared to be a white covering atop a large mound in the wet sand. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2021 Jared's hobbies include boating, hiking, snowboarding, snorkeling, skating, traveling, reading, writing poetry, walks on the beach and playing chess. Kara Warner, PEOPLE.com, 12 July 2021 Extend the harbor’s south jetty offshore by 350 feet, and deposit 300,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach initially and again at five-year intervals. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2021 In 2018, as FlockFest got more formalized, parties were staged in bars both on the beach and in Wilton Manors. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 8 July 2021 Arriving troopers saw the bear walking toward people on the beach. Anchorage Daily News, 7 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The coast exists for all of us, and our right to beach access enjoys greater protections here than in almost any other state. Frank Shyong Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2021 This, in turn, would help beach managers and would-be swimmers assess the risk of going in the water. Sarah Sax, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 July 2021 The district monitors beach water with the Nowcast system, which predicts local beaches’ water quality daily. Bianca Ramsey, cleveland, 7 July 2021 Flip flops, swim trunks and beach T-shirts don’t last forever, and that’s where Beachly comes in. Korin Miller, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Pack a lunch, sunscreen and beach chairs, and spend a few hours at the June Lake Beach. San Francisco Chronicle, 1 July 2021 Skip replenishing at the concession stand or stopping at the vending machine and pack an extra bottle in your backpack or beach bag that will remain cold even in the summer heat. Felicity Warner, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021 Activities include marine biology classes, beach clean-ups, and night walks to watch scientists attach trackers (this part is only available during non-pandemic times). Ali Wunderman, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 June 2021 The fund would provide low-interest loans to beach cities, which then would offer dollars to homeowners. Anne C. Mulkern, Scientific American, 24 June 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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Time Traveler for beach

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The first known use of beach was circa 1535

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17 Jul 2021

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“Beach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beach. Accessed 27 Jul. 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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