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beach

 (bēch)
n.
1. The shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly.
2. The sand or pebbles on a shore.
3. The zone above the water line at a shore of a body of water, marked by an accumulation of sand, stone, or gravel that has been deposited by the tide or waves.
v. beached, beach·ing, beach·es
v.tr.
1. To run, haul, or bring ashore: beached the rowboat in front of the cabin; hooked a big bluefish but was unable to beach it.
2. To cause (a whale or other sea animal) to be unable to swim free from a beach.
v.intr.
1. To run or be hauled ashore: We beached near the palm trees.
2. To be stranded on a beach. Used of sea animals.

[Perhaps Middle English beche, stream, from Old English bece.]

beach

(biːtʃ)
n
(Physical Geography) an extensive area of sand or shingle sloping down to a sea or lake, esp the area between the high- and low-water marks on a seacoast.
vb
(Nautical Terms) to run or haul (a boat) onto a beach
[C16: perhaps related to Old English bæce river, beck2]

beach

(bitʃ)

n.
1. an expanse of sand or pebbles along a shore.
2. the part of the shore of an ocean, sea, lake, etc., washed by the tide or waves.
3. the area adjacent to a seashore.
v.t.
4. to haul or run onto a beach: to beach a boat.
5. to cause to be unemployed or idle.
[1525–35; of obscure orig.]

beach

(bēch)
The area of accumulated sand, stone, or gravel deposited along a shore by the action of waves and tides. Beaches usually slope gently toward the body of water they border and have a concave shape when viewed in cross section.

beach

1. The area extending from the shoreline inland to a marked change in physiographic form or material, or to the line of permanent vegetation (coastline).
2. In amphibious operations, that portion of the shoreline designated for landing of a tactical organization.

Beach

 pebbles collectively, 1538; sand at the seaside, 1597; a ridge or bank, 1598.

beach

shorecoast
1. 'beach'

A beach is an area along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river that is covered with sand or small stones. You can relax or play on a beach, or use it as a place to swim from.

He walked along the beach.
Children were building sandcastles on the beach.
2. 'shore'

Shore is a more general word for the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river.

He swam towards the shore.
3. 'coast'

The coast is the border between the land and the sea, or the part of a country that is next to the sea.

We stayed in a small village on the west coast of Scotland.
There are industrial cities along the coast.

beach


Past participle: beached
Gerund: beaching

Imperative
beach
beach
Present
I beach
you beach
he/she/it beaches
we beach
you beach
they beach
Preterite
I beached
you beached
he/she/it beached
we beached
you beached
they beached
Present Continuous
I am beaching
you are beaching
he/she/it is beaching
we are beaching
you are beaching
they are beaching
Present Perfect
I have beached
you have beached
he/she/it has beached
we have beached
you have beached
they have beached
Past Continuous
I was beaching
you were beaching
he/she/it was beaching
we were beaching
you were beaching
they were beaching
Past Perfect
I had beached
you had beached
he/she/it had beached
we had beached
you had beached
they had beached
Future
I will beach
you will beach
he/she/it will beach
we will beach
you will beach
they will beach
Future Perfect
I will have beached
you will have beached
he/she/it will have beached
we will have beached
you will have beached
they will have beached
Future Continuous
I will be beaching
you will be beaching
he/she/it will be beaching
we will be beaching
you will be beaching
they will be beaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beaching
you have been beaching
he/she/it has been beaching
we have been beaching
you have been beaching
they have been beaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beaching
you will have been beaching
he/she/it will have been beaching
we will have been beaching
you will have been beaching
they will have been beaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beaching
you had been beaching
he/she/it had been beaching
we had been beaching
you had been beaching
they had been beaching
Conditional
I would beach
you would beach
he/she/it would beach
we would beach
you would beach
they would beach
Past Conditional
I would have beached
you would have beached
he/she/it would have beached
we would have beached
you would have beached
they would have beached

beach

The sloping strip of land between high and low water marks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beach - an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lakebeach - an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
plage - the beach at a seaside resort
shore - the land along the edge of a body of water
sand - a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
Verb1.beach - land on a beachbeach - land on a beach; "the ship beached near the port"
land, set down - reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"

beach

noun
1. shore, coast, sands, margin, strand, seaside, shingle, lakeside, water's edge, lido, foreshore, seashore, plage, littoral, sea (chiefly U.S.) a beautiful sandy beach
verb
1. land, founder, be stuck, be stranded, come to rest, run aground, be on the rocks, be beached, run ashore, be high and dry The boat beached on a mud flat.
Related words
adjective littoral
Translations
شاطِئيَسْحَبُ المَرْكِب إلى الشّاطئ
плаж
plážvytáhnout na mělčinunajet na břeh
strand
StrandstrandenBeachbasketballGestade
plaĝostrando
ساحل
hiekkarantarantauimaranta
समुद्रतटसागरतट
plaža
strandtengerpartpartpartra húz
pantai
ströndsetja upp, landa
浜辺
바닷가
paplūdimysištraukti į krantą
pludmaleliedagspiebraukt / izvilkt krastā
plajă
plážvytiahnuť na plytčinu
plaža
plažaплажа
strandsandstrand
ชายหาด
kumsalplajsahilkumsala çekmekkıyı
берегбитягати на берегмілинанадмор’янаправляти на берег
bãi biển

beach

[biːtʃ]
A. Nplaya f
B. VT [+ boat] → varar; [+ whale] → embarrancar, encallar
C. CPD beach ball Nbalón m de playa
beach buggy Nbuggy m
beach bum Nplayero/a m/f (de mucho cuidado)
beach chair N (US) → tumbona f
beach hut Ncaseta f de playa
beach pyjamas NPLpijama m de verano
beach umbrella Nsombrilla f
beach volleyball Nvoley-playa m, voleibol-playa m
beach wrap Nbatín m (de playa)

beach

[ˈbiːtʃ]
nplage f
vt [+ boat] → échouerbeach babe nsuper nana f (sur la plage)beach ball nballon m de plagebeach barbecue nbarbecue m sur la plagebeach bum n marginal qui passe l'été sur les plages

beach

nStrand m; on the beacham Strand
vt boatauf Strand setzen

beach

:
beach ball
nWasserball m
beach buggy
nStrandbuggy m
beach chair
nLiegestuhl m
beachcomber
nStrandgutsammler m; (living rough) → am Strand lebender Einsiedler
beachhead
n (Mil) → Landkopf m
beach hut
nStrandhäuschen nt
beach towel
nStrandlaken or -tuch nt
beach umbrella
nSonnenschirm m
beach volleyball
beachwear
nBadesachen pl, → Badezeug nt (inf); (Fashion) → Strandmode f

beach

[biːtʃ]
1. nspiaggia
2. vttirare in secco

beach

(biːtʃ) noun
the sandy or stony shore of a sea or lake. Children love playing on the beach.
verb
to drive or pull (a boat etc) up on to a beach. We'll beach the boat here and continue on foot.

beach

شاطِئ pláž strand Strand παραλία playa hiekkaranta plage plaža spiaggia 浜辺 바닷가 strand strand plaża praia пляж strand ชายหาด kumsal bãi biển 海滩
Beach   
References in classic literature ?
The sandbars, with their clean white beaches and their little groves of willows and cottonwood seedlings, were a sort of No Man's Land, little newly created worlds that belonged to the Black Hawk boys.
But if the currents carry ye to those sweet Antilles where the beaches are only beat with water-lilies, will ye do one little errand for me?
There was not a breath of air moving, nor a sound but that of the surf booming half a mile away along the beaches and against the rocks outside.
It was not the fashion for Sea Catch to eat anything during the four months he stayed on the beaches, and so his temper was generally bad.
He nodded in the direction of the pitiless Newfoundland beaches.
In the three months of the summer it only freezes every other day and every night, and then the snow begins to weep off on the southerly slopes, and a few ground-willows put out their woolly buds, a tiny stonecrop or so makes believe to blossom, beaches of fine gravel and rounded stones run down to the open sea, and polished boulders and streaked rocks lift up above the granulated snow.
All night he lay awake in the big chintz bedroom at May's side, watching the moonlight slant along the carpet, and thinking of Ellen Olenska driving home across the gleaming beaches behind Beaufort's trotters.
My thoughts wandered, and I thought of the sunny beaches of Brittany and the freshness of the sea.
For countless ages it had rolled up and down its countless miles of shore, and yet today it remained all unknown beyond the tiny strip that was visible from its beaches.
There was little sand, though from the deck of the U-33 the beach had appeared to be all sand, and I saw no evidences of mollusca or crustacea such as are common to all beaches I have previously seen.
There were mussels and abalones and clams and rock-oysters, and great ocean-crabs that were thrown upon the beaches in stormy weather.
His mind seemed to turn, on the instant, into a vast camera obscura, and he saw arrayed around his consciousness endless pictures from his life, of stoke-holes and forecastles, camps and beaches, jails and boozing-kens, fever-hospitals and slum streets, wherein the thread of association was the fashion in which he had been addressed in those various situations.