Definition of "beach" []

  • The shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly. (noun)
  • The sand or pebbles on a shore. (noun)
  • The zone above the water line at a shore of a body of water, marked by an accumulation of sand, stone, or gravel that has been deposited by the tide or waves. (noun)
  • To run, haul, or bring ashore: beached the rowboat in front of the cabin; hooked a big bluefish but was unable to beach it. (verb-transitive)
  • To leave stranded or helpless. (verb-transitive)
  • An extensive area of sand or shingle sloping down to a sea or lake, esp the area between the high- and low-water marks on a seacoast (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To run or haul (a boat) onto a beach (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "beach" in a sentence
  • "The litter on the main beach is not to be believed."
  • "The main beach is Playa Los Muertos with palapa restaurants and bars, water sports, etc."
  • "Considering Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer, including the deadly malignant melanoma, in the world, one would think that covering up on the beach is a matter of common sense and health necessity."