beach: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bēch), [key]
— n.
  1. an expanse of sand or pebbles along a shore.
  2. the part of the shore of an ocean, sea, large river, lake, etc., washed by the tide or waves.
  3. the area adjacent to a seashore: We're vacationing at the beach.
  1. to haul or run onto a beach: We beached the ship to save it.
  2. to make inoperative or unemployed.


Pronunciation: (bēch), [key]
— n.
  1. 1800–68, U.S. newspaper publisher.
  2. 1877–1949, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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