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beach

noun \ ˈbēch \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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 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

Recent Examples of beach from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of beach

origin unknown


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beach

verb

Definition of beach

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

Examples of beach in a Sentence

  1. The pirates beached the ship on the island.

Recent Examples of beach from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of beach

verbal derivative of 1beach

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BEACH Defined for English Language Learners

beach

noun

Definition of beach for English Language Learners

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


beach

verb

Definition of beach for English Language Learners

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


BEACH Defined for Kids

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beach

noun \ ˈbēch \

Definition of beach for Students

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

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beach

verb

Definition of beach for Students

beached; beaching
: to run or drive ashore
  • beach a boat


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