sea·​side ˈsē-ˌsīd How to pronounce seaside (audio)
: the district or land bordering the sea : country adjacent to the sea : seashore
seaside adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tourists continued to flock to the seaside during the second half of the month, particularly to the country’s Mediterranean coast, where hotels and restaurants extended their season. Nick Kostov, WSJ, 4 Nov. 2022 Their parents’ home in Brovary is filled with photos of a smiling family ringing in the new year, celebrating a birthday or going on road trips to the seaside. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 16 Sep. 2022 The dining room takes advantage of the home’s serene seaside setting with a wall of sliding glass doors that bring the outdoors in. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2022 The venue is about 18 miles southeast of the seaside La Jolla mansion Keys lives in with her husband, noted record producer Swizz Beatz, and their two sons, Egypt, 11, and Genesis, 7. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 Bella shared the ultimate seaside 'fit from earlier this summer. Seventeen, 6 Sep. 2022 The attack in Nice, which took place on the famed seaside Promenade des Anglais and which the authorities have portrayed as an act of Islamist terrorism, was the second-deadliest on French soil since World War II., 5 Sep. 2022 The 19th century piece, by artist Robert Ponsonby Staples, shows a family at the seaside. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 7 Sep. 2022 The group-solo alternation works best before a section in which Aparna enacts a poem about being abandoned at the seaside. New York Times, 24 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seaside was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Seaside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



sea·​side -ˌsīd How to pronounce seaside (audio)
: the land bordering the sea : seacoast

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Sea·​side ˈsē-ˌsīd How to pronounce Seaside (audio)
city on Monterey Bay in western California population 33,025
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