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.
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.
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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
Examples of beach in a Sentence
It’s like a day at the beach.
Miami Beach is where neon goes to die.
This is not a day at the beach, this is politics.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
At the pier this time of year I'm sure the beach was packed.
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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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