beach definition

  • noun:
    • The coast of a body of liquid, specially when sandy or pebbly.
    • The sand or pebbles on a shore.
    • The zone above the water-line at a shore of a body of liquid, marked by a build up of sand, rock, or gravel that is deposited because of the tide or waves.
    • The coast of a body of water, specially when sandy or pebbly.
    • A horizontal strip of land, frequently sandy, adjoining liquid.
    • The free pebbles of this seashore, specially worn by waves; shingle.
    • Pebbles, collectively; shingle.
    • The shore of sea, or of a lake, which will be washed because of the waves; particularly, a sandy or pebbly coast; the strand.
    • The free pebbles of the seashore; shingle.
    • That an element of the coast associated with sea or of a lake which will be washed because of the wave and waves; the strand.
    • an area of sand sloping down seriously to water of a sea or lake
  • verb-transitive:
    • to perform, haul, or bring ashore: beached the rowboat in front of the cabin; hooked a large bluefish but had been unable to beach it.
    • To leave stranded or helpless.
    • to operate or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand.
  • verb:
    • To run (some thing) aground on a beach.
    • land on a beach
  • others:
    • To run or carry up (a ship or watercraft) from the beach.
    • To land upon a beach.

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