Long Beach


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Long Beach

A city of southern California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean southeast of Los Angeles. Founded in the 1880s, it developed as a beach resort and became a major shipping center after the discovery of oil in 1921.

Long Beach

n
(Placename) a city in SW California, on San Pedro Bay: resort and naval base; oil-refining. Pop: 475 460 (2003 est)

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n.
a city in SW California, S of Los Angeles. 421,904.
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Noun1.Long Beach - a city in southern California located on 8.5 miles of Pacific beachfrontLong Beach - a city in southern California located on 8.5 miles of Pacific beachfront; was a resort until oil was discovered in 1921
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
References in classic literature ?
The village of Disham lies somewhere on the rolling piece of cultivated ground in the neighborhood of Lincoln, not so far inland but that a sound, bringing rumors of the sea, can be heard on summer nights or when the winter storms fling the waves upon the long beach.
LONG BEACH - A Newman/Haas Racing press release circulated proudly calls itself ``the most successful team competing in 2005.
LONG BEACH - Stanford's kill-collecting star Ogonna Nnamani showed exactly why she is expected to be named the AVCA Player of the Year today.
LONG BEACH - Long Beach is already home to the Queen Mary and a decommissioned Russian submarine.
LONG BEACH - The Champ Car Series teams in the Grand Prix of Long Beach will be required to use a soft-compound tire during Sunday's race.
LONG BEACH - Long Beach State's Jered Weaver made it difficult to tell if the USC baseball team's offense is any better than last year's version which kept the Trojans out of the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.