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.
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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
pebbles collectively, 1538; sand at the seaside, 1597; a ridge or bank, 1598.
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the sandy or stony shore of a sea or lake. Children love playing on the beach. strand شاطِئ плаж praia pláž der Strand strand παραλίαplaya rand ساحل ranta plageחוף, שפת הים समुद्र तट plaža (tenger)part, strand pantai strönd spiaggia 浜 해변 paplūdimys liedags; pludmale pantai strand strandplaża د سيند غاړه (په تېره چه ښګلنه وى)، ساحل praia plajă пляж pláž plaža plaža strand ชายหาด kumsal, plaj, sahil 海灘，湖邊 пляж ریتلا ساحل bãi biển 海滩，海滨
to drive or pull (a boat etc) up on to a beach. We'll beach the boat here and continue on foot. op die strand laat loop يَسْحَبُ المَرْكِب إلى الشّاطئ изтеглям levar até a praia najet na břeh, vytáhnout na mělčinu auf den Strand ziehen sætte/trække (skib) på land βγάζω στη στεριά varar kaldale tõmbama به ساحل آوردن vetää maihin tirer à sec, échouer להַעֲלוֹת לַחוֹף समुद्र के किनारे पर लाना pristati na plažu partra húz mendaratkan, merik ke pantai setja upp, landa tirare in secco 浜に引き上げる 해변에 끌어올리다 ištraukti į krantą piebraukt / izvilkt krastā (laivu) menaiki bot op het strand trekken sette (et skip) på land wciągnąć na plażę غاړې ته كول (لكه بېړي) puxar a trage pe uscat; a eşua вытаскивать на берег vytiahnuť na plytčinu povleči na kopno izvući čamac ili sl. na obalu sätta på land, dra upp ลากมาเกยหาด kumsala çekmek 把(船)拖上岸 витягати на берег کشتی کو ساحل پر لگانا cho tàu (thuyền ) lên cạn 拖（船）上岸
When I awoke I was very hungry, and after busying myself searching for fruit for a while, I set off through the jungle to find the beach. I knew that the island was not so large but that I could easily find the sea if I did but move in a straight line, but there came the difficulty as there was no way in which I could direct my course and hold it, the sun, of course, being always directly above my head, and the trees so thickly set that I could see no distant object which might serve to guide me in a straight line.
Saxon screamed in sudden wonder of delight, then caught her breath and gazed at the amazing peacock-blue of a breaker, shot through with golden sunlight, overfalling in a mile-long sweep and thundering into white ruin of foam on a crescent beach of sand scarcely less white.
Sheldon lay in the steamer-chair and watched the Jessie's whale- boat pull in for the beach. He wondered why only three sweeps were pulling, and he wondered still more when, beached, there was so much delay in getting out of the boat.
I purpose assembling this upon the strip of beach described in Bowen's manuscript--the beach where he found the dead body of the apelike man--provided there is sufficient space above high water; otherwise we shall have to assemble it on deck and lower it over the side.
And on the night of her belated arrival Captain Kellar forgot Michael on the beach. In itself, this was nothing, for, at midnight, Captain Kellar was back on the beach, himself climbing the high hill to the Commissioner's bungalow while the boat's crew vainly rummaged the landscape and canoe houses.