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

Examples of seaside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travelers in search of England’s classic seaside towns often head to Devon and Cornwall, southwest of London. Kate Maxwell, Travel + Leisure, 18 May 2024 From this bizarre starting point, Arnold crafted a social realist drama about a family on the fringes of society living by British seaside and an unexpected visitor who becomes close to a young girl entering puberty. Alex Ritman, Variety, 17 May 2024 The popular seaside attraction has been closed since the fall because of storm damage and the potential for more. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2024 The landslide beneath the chapel — mostly manageable for decades prior — has accelerated to unprecedented rates, likely upending the possibility of a future for the chapel at its idyllic seaside site. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 The remote work boom that prompted Americans to flee urban areas for mountain hamlets and seaside towns during the pandemic continued at least through last year, according to University of Virginia demographer Hamilton Lombard. Michael Sasso, Fortune, 7 May 2024 Even for locals, many of the tropical-looking beaches in South Devon—a seaside county about four hours by car from London—are word-of-mouth tip-offs. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, 3 May 2024 Opened in 2009, the Spanish Colonial horse and cattle ranch sits on over 4,000 rugged acres in southern Uruguay and is a roughly 10-minute drive from José Ignacio—a chic, seaside village where the Viks own two other boutique hotel properties: Bahia Vik and Playa Vik. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 7 May 2024 The site where the bodies were discovered near the township of Santo Tomás was near the remote seaside area where the missing men's tents and truck were found Thursday along the coast. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 6 May 2024

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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 26 May. 2024.

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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