What does BEACH mean?
Definitions for BEACH
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word BEACH.
an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
land on a beach
"the ship beached near the port"
The loose pebbles of the seashore, especially worn by waves; shingle.
That part of the shore of the sea or of a lake which is washed by the tide and waves; the strand.
A horizontal strip of land, usually sandy, adjoining water.
A carefree time, something easy and relaxing.
Life's a beach!
To run (something) aground on a beach.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The shore; particularly that part that is dashed by the waves; the strand.
The fishermen, that walk upon the beach,
Appear like mice. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Deep to the rocks of hell, the gather’d beach
They fasten’d, and the mole immense wrought on,
Over the foaming deep. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x. l. 299.
They find the washed amber further out upon the beaches and shores, where it has been longer exposed. John Woodward, on Fossils.
A beach is a landform alongside a body of water which consists of loose particles. The particles composing a beach are typically made from rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, etc., or biological sources, such as mollusc shells or coralline algae. Sediments settle in different densities and structures, depending on the local wave action and weather, creating different textures, colors and gradients or layers of material. Though some beaches form on inland freshwater locations such as lakes and rivers, most beaches are in coastal areas where wave or current action deposits and reworks sediments. Erosion and changing of beach geologies happens through natural processes, like wave action and extreme weather events. Where wind conditions are correct, beaches can be backed by coastal dunes which offer protection and regeneration for the beach. However, these natural forces have become more extreme due to climate change, permanently altering beaches at very rapid rates. Some estimates describe as much as 50 percent of the earth's sandy beaches disappearing by 2100 due to climate-change driven sea level rise.Sandy beaches occupy about one third of global coastlines. These beaches are popular for recreation, playing important economic and cultural roles—often driving local tourism industries. To support these uses, some beaches have man-made infrastructure, such as lifeguard posts, changing rooms, showers, shacks and bars. They may also have hospitality venues (such as resorts, camps, hotels, and restaurants) nearby or housing, both for permanent and seasonal residents. Human forces have significantly changed beaches globally: direct impacts include bad construction practices on dunes and coastlines, while indirect human impacts include water pollution, plastic pollution and coastal erosion from sea level rise and climate change. Some coastal management practices are designed to preserve or restore natural beach processes, while some beaches are actively restored through practices like beach nourishment. Wild beaches, also known as undeveloped or undiscovered beaches, are not developed for tourism or recreation. Preserved beaches are important biomes with important roles in aquatic or marine biodiversity, such as for breeding grounds for sea turtles or nesting areas for seabirds or penguins. Preserved beaches and their associated dune are important for protection from extreme weather for inland ecosystems and human infrastructure.
pebbles, collectively; shingle
the shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand
to run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship
A beach is a landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea, lake, or river. It usually consists of loose particles, which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, or cobblestones. The particles comprising the beach are occasionally biological in origin, such as mollusc shells or coralline algae. Wild beaches are beaches that do not have lifeguards or trappings of modernity nearby, such as resorts, camps, and hotels. They are sometimes called undeclared, undeveloped, or undiscovered beaches. Wild beaches can be valued for their untouched beauty and preserved nature. They are most commonly found in less developed areas including, for example, parts of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, but they are also found in developed nations such as Australia and New Zealand. Beaches typically occur in areas along the coast where wave or current action deposits and reworks sediments.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bēch, n. the shore of the sea or of a lake, esp. when sandy or pebbly: the strand.—v.t. to haul a boat up on the beach.—n. Beach′-comb′er, a long rolling wave: a drunken loafer about the wharfs in Pacific seaports: a settler on a Pacific island who maintains himself by pearl-fishery, and often by less reputable means.—adjs. Beached, having a beach, driven on a beach; Beach′y, pebbly. [Orig. a prov. Eng. word for shingle. The derivation from Ice. bakki, bank, is untenable.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A strip of sand, skirted by water; covered with lady-killers in summer, life-savers in winter, and used as a haven--or heaven--for Smacks the year around.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A littoral margin, or line of coast along the sea-shore, composed of sand, gravel, shingle, broken shells, or a mixture of them all: any gently sloping part of the coast alternately dry and covered by the tide. The same as strand.
An area of land along the shore of a bay, lake. sea or ocean.
They love to go to the beach together for romantic walks.
Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Beach is ranked #1137 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Beach surname appeared 30,867 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Beach.
89.5% or 27,644 total occurrences were White.
4.8% or 1,497 total occurrences were Black.
2.2% or 695 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 583 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 262 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 188 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BEACH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2689
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BEACH' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3473
Rank popularity for the word 'BEACH' in Nouns Frequency: #961
Anagrams for BEACH »
The numerical value of BEACH in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of BEACH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of BEACH in a Sentence
Right now we are on the map forever, beach volleyball in Qatar, it’s going to be on the map forever, too.
I lived near the beach, i simply saw the people out there, it caught my attention. One day with a friend we had a go. I tried it, enjoyed it and there we are.
Customers do respond to star ratings but( ratings systems) are becoming increasingly outdated, it's much more important that a hotel is unique and has personality, whether it's a boutique BB in Berlin or a beach retreat in Bali.
I don't want to be punitive, they just want to take a rest on the beach and all of a sudden they get a citation - I don't want to see that. But if there are people thumbing their nose and taking a risk ... I think we may have to do a little bit more.
I think Omaha Beach was Omaha Beach, we didn't know about those names then, of course. All I knew was Omaha Beach. I didn't even know how extensive the landings were.
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Translations for BEACH
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- яр, һыу буйыBashkir
- плаж, засядамBulgarian
- platjaCatalan, Valencian
- stranden, StrandGerman
- αμμουδιά, παραλία, ακρογυαλιάGreek
- plaĝo, strandoEsperanto
- playa, encallar, varar, embarrancarSpanish
- hondartza, plaiaBasque
- ساحل, پلاژPersian
- ranta, rantautua, hiekkarantaFinnish
- strânWestern Frisian
- tràighScottish Gaelic
- समुद्रतट, सागरतटHindi
- tengerpart, part, strandHungarian
- spiaggiare, spiaggiaItalian
- [[浜]]に[[引き上げる]], [[浜]]に[[乗り上げる]], 浜, 海岸, ビーチJapanese
- ზღვის ნაპირი, პლაჟიGeorgian
- 해변, 바닷가, 海邊Korean
- acta, litus, litoreLatin
- PlageLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- whakakukū, tātahiMāori
- കടല്ക്കര, സമുദ്രതീരം, കടല്പ്പുറംMalayalam
- वाळवंट, पुळणMarathi
- xatt il-baħarMaltese
- रेति, तिर्, बगर्Nepali
- stranden, strandDutch
- strandNorwegian Nynorsk
- tábąąhNavajo, Navaho
- ବେଳା ଭୂମି, ସମୁଦ୍ର କୂଳOriya
- денджызOssetian, Ossetic
- ਸਮੁਂਦਰ-ਤੱਟPanjabi, Punjabi
- splagia, rivaRomansh
- praja, plajaSardinian
- пла́жа, pláža, žȃl, насукати, nasukati, жа̑л, жало, žaloSerbo-Croatian
- faga, matāfagaSamoan
- stranda, sandstrand, strandSwedish
- หาด, ชายหาดThai
- matatahi, mataatahiTonga (Tonga Islands)
- kıyı, plaj, kumsal, sahilTurkish
- берег, надмор’я, посадити на мілину, обмілина, мілина, пляж, пляжa, узмор’я, направляти на берег, битягати на берегUkrainian
- ساحل سمندرUrdu
- bãi biểnVietnamese
- jol, sabajolVolapük
- פּלאַזשעס, ברעג, פּלאַזשע, ברעגןYiddish
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