verb (used with object)
Origin of beach
Synonyms for beach
Related Words for beachshore, coast, waterfront, seashore, bank, margin, strand, lakeshore, lakeside, shingle, seaside, oceanfront, seaboard, littoral, seafront
Examples from the Web for beach
Contemporary Examples of beach
Dinner was a baroque affair, on the beach, a warm breeze gently blowing.Canada ♥ Cuba Just Got Complicated
December 22, 2014
The city protests that a beach is not a suitable place to feed the hungry.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
One of the three, Ralph Goodwin, is said to have drowned while swimming at a beach outside Havana.Cuba Protects America’s Most Wanted
December 18, 2014
Are you the kind of criminal who runs down the beach at night wielding a knife and stabbing every woman you pass?I Felt Like Showering After the First-Person Sex in ‘Grand Theft Auto’
November 22, 2014
On Labor Day weekend, the teenager accompanied Shattuck, her three children, and several of their friends to Bethany beach.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson
November 6, 2014
Historical Examples of beach
The sea is sleeping sapphire that wakes to cream and crash upon the beach.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
They were left on the beach without any guard, or any one near them.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The children gathered round the curious object on the beach.
The children were lingering on the beach when Edward came that day.
There are no horses on this beach, and we cannot walk to Granada in our state.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
Word Origin for beach
1530s, "loose, water-worn pebbles of the seashore," probably from Old English bæce, bece "stream," from Proto-Germanic *bakiz. Extended to loose, pebbly shores (1590s), and in dialect around Sussex and Kent beach still has the meaning "pebbles worn by the waves." French grève shows the same evolution. Beach ball first recorded 1940; beach bum first recorded 1950.
"to haul or run up on a beach," 1840, from beach (n.). Related: Beached; beaching.