sea·​side | \ˈsē-ˌsīd \

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 \

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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No one does wardrobe essentials quite like French women: think of Brigitte Bardot posing seaside in a classic Breton stripe shirt or Catherine Deneuve with a scarf tied around her coif just so. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "How to Do Back-to-School Shopping Like a French Girl," 27 Aug. 2018 And though popular with tourists, Lyme Regis is still somewhat less subscribed than other English seaside resorts, like Brighton and Whitstable, because of the lack of a direct rail link from London. David Shaftel, New York Times, "Searching for Dinosaurs in a Seaside English Town," 23 May 2018 And to lure people to the seaside, there’s going to be three streaming webcams affixed to the pier – one of them underwater. Anne Geggis,, "Pompano's new pier construction reaches the halfway mark," 10 July 2018 Also spotted on the island were six common loons, two American golden-plovers, two roseate terns, and a seaside sparrow., "bird sightings," 30 June 2018 Deauville, a lavish seaside resort in the south of France, was the place to be in 1913. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Look Inside Coco Chanel’s Favorite Seaside Destination," 1 June 2018 Fish came from the seaside fishing village of Ballycotton four miles to the southeast, and shellfish arrived from Kenmare Bay in west Ireland. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Myrtle Allen, Who Elevated Irish Cooking, Dies at 94," 18 June 2018 Seekers of danger and dysfunction won’t find either in the beach adventures of Jools and Alix, sisters going with their parents to the seaside for the first time. WSJ, "Children’s Books: Safe Journeys," 11 May 2018 The seaside Bagni Vittoria offers comfortable cottages with ocean views, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and a hearty breakfast. David Farley, WSJ, "Where to Feast on Italy’s Freshest Seafood? These Historic Piers," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of seaside


13th century, in the meaning defined above

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