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beach meaning

EN[bitʃ] [biːtʃ] [-iːtʃ]
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WBeach
  • A beach is a landform along the coast 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.
  • Some beaches have man-made infrastructure, such as lifeguard posts, changing rooms, and showers. They may also have hospitality venues (such as resorts, camps, hotels, and restaurants) nearby.
  • Beaches typically occur in areas along the coast where wave or current action deposits and reworks sediments.
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    Definition of beach in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbeaches
    1. The shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly.
      1. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path […]. It twisted and turned, [ …] and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn. And, back of the lawn, was a big, old-fashioned house, with piazzas stretching in front of it, and all blazing with lights. 'Twas the house I'd seen the roof of from the beach.
    2. A horizontal strip of land, usually sandy, adjoining water.
      1. Up and down, the beach lay empty for miles.
    3. (Britain dialectal, Sussex, Kent) The loose pebbles of the seashore, especially worn by waves; shingle.
    4. VerbSGbeachesPRbeachingPT, PPbeached
      1. VT To run (something) aground on a beach.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • I went to the beach to look at the sunbathers, at least some of whom went there to be looked at while they worked on their tans.
          • They go to the beach when they should be hitting the books and then they wonder why they get bad grades.
          • she took a condo at the beach for the summer ‎; he took a full-page ad in the Times ‎
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Trapping of littoral drift sediment, preventing it from reaching downcoast beaches.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. fr beach
          2. en beached
          3. en beachcomber
          4. fr beachs
          5. en beachy
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of beach for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "beach" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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