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.
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.
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
Beach vs. Beech -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Beach and Beech.
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
The numerical value of beach in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of beach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The shortage of student loans may require ... divestiture of certain sorts-stereo divestiture, automobile divestiture, three-weeks-at-the-beach divestiture.
What's really important in life Sitting on a beach Looking a television eight hours a day I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working. That being the case, I believe one of the most important priorities is to do whatever we do as well as we can. We should take pride in that.
South Floridas BOY, 12, WITH FAILING HEART SCORES TOUCHDOWN : THIS WAS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN FOOTBALL In addition to the Border Protection and Border Protection, the South Floridas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission( FWC), the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office and police departments from Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Tequesta came together to help make Giovanni Bacon dream a reality, according to WPTV. The extraordinary courage and strength displayed by this boy facing brain cancer is something for us all to admire.
Never trust anybody who says 'trust me.' Except just this once, of course. - from Steel Beach
TEXAS GRANDMOTHER RESCUED AFTER POSING ON ICEBERG THRONE THAT DRIFTED OUT TO SEA DURING ICELAND VACATION In Iceland, the iconic Reynisfjara Beach has been the site where several tourists have died over the past decade due to the waves, with many close calls also being reported. Around the same time of the incident caught on video, another tourist was injured when he was also knocked over by a wave and nearly dragged out to sea, Icelandic news site Visir reported. A warning sign at Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland as seen in October 2018. ( Travis Fedschun/Fox News) The entrance to the beach area does feature warning signs that highlight the risk, but officials said the two incidents have prompted a safety review of the tourist site. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP At a meeting on Friday, government officials introduced measures to improve safety at the beach that could allow police to close the site for five to seven days from November till March every year due to weather conditions, Icelandic news outlet Morgunblai reported. A group of tourists in Iceland were left scampering to safety when a large chunk of a nearby glacier suddenly collapsed into the sea, producing a gigantic wave that caught the adventurers by surprise. Another project in the works is a wave forecast system for the beach with a connected warning system to inform tourists who plan on traveling to the site. The project would also include a mast on the beach with a light that would flash a warning at times of danger, according to the Iceland Review. Icelandic Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation rds Kolbrn Reykfjr Gylfadttir has said the recent incidents prove why a risk evaluation of the area is necessary. Its unacceptable that theres a risk of a massive accident in one of the most popular tourist locations in the country, without the necessary arrangements in place, certain improvements have been made, but the responsibility for the case is complicated as well as the fact that travelers often ignore warnings, putting themselves at great risk.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for beach
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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
Get even more translations for beach »
Find a translation for the beach definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"beach." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 24 Sep. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/beach>.