What does Beach mean?

Definitions for Beach
bitʃbeach

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beachverb

    an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake

  2. beachverb

    land on a beach

    "the ship beached near the port"

Wiktionary

  1. beachnoun

    The loose pebbles of the seashore, especially worn by waves; shingle.

  2. beachnoun

    That part of the shore of the sea or of a lake which is washed by the tide and waves; the strand.

  3. beachnoun

    A horizontal strip of land, usually sandy, adjoining water.

  4. beachnoun

    A carefree time, something easy and relaxing.

    Life's a beach!

  5. beachverb

    To run (something) aground on a beach.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BEACHnoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Beach

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. beach

    A beach is a landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea, lake, or river, typically consisting of loose particles such as sand, gravel, or pebbles. It is characterized by the presence of a gently sloping shoreline and is usually a popular destination for recreational activities, such as swimming, sunbathing, and beach sports.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beachnoun

    pebbles, collectively; shingle

  2. Beachnoun

    the shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand

  3. Beachverb

    to run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship

Wikidata

  1. Beach

    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

  1. Beach

    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. 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.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BEACH

    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

  1. beach

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. beach

    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  

Suggested Resources

  1. Beach

    Beach vs. Beech -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Beach and Beech.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BEACH

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2689

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3473

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beach' in Nouns Frequency: #961

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beach in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Beach in a Sentence

  1. Tiger Woods:

    I don't know, i can hit balls. The hard part is actually walking; that's going to take some time. I'm going to have to put in the time and effort at home and do all the beach walks and walk golf courses.

  2. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton:

    We have been taken for a ride, I believe, by a lot of the advocates and people within Labor and the Greens who want you to believe this is a terrible existence. These photos demonstrate otherwise. People have seen other photos in recent weeks of those up on Manus out enjoying themselves outside this centre, by the beach and all the rest of it.

  3. Thibault Turchet:

    They send organisations to work on beach cleaning and education, but they don't work on prevention and waste production.

  4. The Australian-born Liveris:

    I spent a whole three weeks in Australia over the holidays - and never put on shoes once, admittedly I was on the beach on the Gold Coast, but you get my point!

  5. Malcolm Reeder:

    To be honest, I'm rethinking taking my kids to the beach. this year, it's too risky, a couple of years ago they got surf boards for Christmas. Maybe this year it'll be hiking boots.

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