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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Even seaside, however, the struggle for social supremacy continued. Anne De Courcy, WSJ, "‘What Would Mrs. Astor Do?’ Review: The Arbitress of the Gilded Age," 29 Nov. 2018 While much of the marketing of loofahs shows the sponge in a seaside setting, surrounded by seashells and the like, loofahs are not the remains of an oceanic creature (unlike sea sponges). Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Your Own Loofah Sponge," 8 May 2017 The quaint seaside village in Maine—which is located about 45 minutes from Portland and two hours from Boston—has a population of under 1,000 people and a public transportation system that relies solely on trolleys. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Perfect Weekend in Ogunquit, Maine," 24 Oct. 2018 Strandloper is one of our favorite little finds in South Africa: an airy seaside escape that exudes beachy minimalism in the form of white linens, pale woods, animal hide rugs, and furniture. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018 Ai: The country side and seaside, flower gardens, libraries, museums and music festivals. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "We've Been Dreaming of These Floral Dresses For Months," 5 Sep. 2018 For another quick fitness fix, hop on the Dart commuter train in central Dublin and head to Howth, a nearby peninsula with miles of spectacular seaside and cliff-top trails. Brigid Mander, WSJ, "How to Earn Your Guinness in Dublin," 2 Aug. 2018 For one, this coastal seaside escape boasts presidential pedigree, being the home of the Bush family. Claire Volkman, Marie Claire, "The 8 Most Instagrammable U.S. Cities to Visit This Summer," 1 June 2017 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

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First Known Use of seaside


13th century, in the meaning defined above

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sea·​side | \ ˈsē-ˌsīd \

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