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 Whether your hair got a little fried from a day out in the sun or it’s feeling a little rough after a trip to the beach, the mask’s grapeseed oil, avocado oil, wheat protein and keratin add hydration right back in. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Shop top beauty brands for less at Ulta’s Summer Sale," 1 July 2020 Such phrases are as much a part of the soundtrack of the souk as crashing waves are at the beach. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pandemic pricing: Are Mideast markets losing the art of the deal?," 30 June 2020 If someone is at the beach, the sound of the surf may also drown out the distant rumbles of thunder. Fox News, "Lightning safety: These are the activities linked to the most deaths," 26 June 2020 The rental spot is located in the Kellys Island State Park at the beach. Brenda Cain, cleveland, "Northeast Ohio places you can get wet and cool off while most pools are closed," 23 June 2020 The jobs targeted range from mid-level tech positions to crab processing plants to summer jobs at the beach. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Trump keeps jobs for Americans, stalls chain migration, with new immigration pause," 22 June 2020 The boys' trunks come in sizes ranging from 1 to 12 so kids of all ages can match with Dad at the beach this year. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "14 last-minute Father’s Day gifts that will arrive by Sunday," 16 June 2020 TechSweat flex shorts are the perfect go-to short for spin class—or a day at the beach. Lindsey Olander, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Bike Shorts to Wear This Summer," 15 June 2020 At least 13 high school students in the Fort Bend, Texas, area have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after attending an unsanctioned prom and after-party at the beach. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, "At Least 13 Texas High School Students Test Positive for Coronavirus After Unsanctioned Prom," 9 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb This isn't a surprise given the growing case count in Los Angeles and its proximity to beach havens such as Orange County. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Staying safe this Fourth of July weekend," 2 July 2020 Azalea One-Piece Swimsuit Get ready for a day at the pool, lake, or beach with this patterned one-piece swimsuit. Christie Calucchia, Southern Living, "Lilly Pulitzer Just Discounted Over 700 Items for Its Huge Summer Sale," 29 June 2020 Other recommendations to beach managers include: limit the occupancy of small spaces, encourage the use of masks or face coverings when not in the water, carpool only with people in their household, and maintain good hygiene etiquette. Gisela Crespo, CNN, "CDC issues recommendations to help protect beachgoers from Covid-19 spread," 18 June 2020 Bay County in Florida and Baldwin County in Alabama, both home to beach cities, have seen contact rates above February levels since early May. Bay County began reopening on May 4, and reopening in Alabama began May 11. Nigel Chiwaya, NBC News, "Analysis: Data from 15M phones shows some Americans are gathering at pre-pandemic levels," 11 June 2020 Brookfield's Fox Brook Park and Menomonee Falls' Menomonee Park beaches will be the only county beaches with lifeguards on duty, according to Emily Heller, public communications coordinator for the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Despite COVID-19, Waukesha County parks opened its beaches for swimming," 2 June 2020 Most Orange County beaches remain closed under the governor’s action. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, "What’s open and closed this week: Beaches, parks and trails in Southern California," 5 May 2020 Appearing with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, DeSantis praised the reopening of northeast Florida beaches two weeks ago, a move that was criticized by some as coming too soon. Bloomberg.com, "U.S. Cases Increase 4.4%; Gilead Drug Gets FDA Nod: Virus Update," 4 May 2020 Byerley’s Montego 19 drifted at anchor within arm’s reach of a white-sand beach, one of about a dozen small sailboats anchored or beached in a row. al, "Fair winds: Sailing along a coast coming back to life," 20 May 2020

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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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Last Updated

4 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Beach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beach. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for beach

beach

noun
How to pronounce beach (audio)

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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