sea·​side | \ ˈsē-ˌsīd How to pronounce seaside (audio) \

Definition of seaside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the district or land bordering the sea : country adjacent to the sea : seashore


geographical name
Sea·​side | \ ˈsē-ˌsīd How to pronounce Seaside (audio) \

Definition of Seaside (Entry 2 of 2)

city on Monterey Bay in western California population 33,025

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seaside adjective

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Visit one of the world’s best preserved Greek theaters at Epidaurus; and hike along the rugged seaside slopes on the nearby island of Hydra before enjoying a picnic lunch at a local farm. National Geographic, "Italy & Greece Middle School Expedition," 12 June 2019 The group walked along the shore with double barbed-wire fences along the seaside. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "You Can Now Hike Alongside the Korean DMZ," 1 May 2019 Dingle is another popular foodie destination with eclectic eating experiences in a charming seaside setting. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "In Ireland, a growing menu of culinary delights," 21 Aug. 2018 The $400 million project, called Sabina Estates and seen here for the first time, will have 50 houses, planned by 18 architects and designers, on a 42-acre seaside site with a clubhouse, restaurant, night club and spa. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "Off Spain’s Coast: 1 Island, 18 Architects and a $400 Million Plan," 25 Apr. 2019 Model Behati Prinsloo rocked her new pinkish-red ombre do while vacationing amongst palm trees, and icon Naomi Campbell shared a glowing seaside selfie comprised of flowing mermaid lengths and mini braids. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Jorja Smith, Emily Ratajkowski, and More," 7 Apr. 2019 Model sailboats and potted indoor palms underscore the seaside setting. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Sandra Bullock Is Selling Her Georgia Beach House for $6.5 Million," 27 Mar. 2019 Thus, the addition of Barton to the cast of The Hills reboot is a fitting tribute to everyone's original favorite seaside teen drama. Devon Ivie, Glamour, "Mischa Barton Is Joining The Hills Revival, and It Feels Like 2005 Again," 3 Oct. 2018 In today’s seaside tromp, a certain degree of culinary fantasy is missing. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Seaweed the Perfect Food?," 15 Feb. 2019

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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