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Definitions of beach

  1. land on a beach, as of watercraft Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. land on a beach; "the ship beached near the port" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The portion of the shore of the sea or of a lake which is washed by the waves, especially the sandy or pebbly part. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To run or haul up, as a vessel or boat, upon the beach. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To land on a beach; to strand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The shore of the sea or of a lake, especially when sandy or pebbly: the strand. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Shore of a sea or lake. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To run or haul up on a beach. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The sloping shore of a body of water; a wave-washed margin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, washed by the tide and waves; the strand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To run on a beach. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. The shore; the space on the margin of a sea over which the tide alternately flows and ebbs; the margin of the sea or of a large river. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. To run a ship on shore. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. This term, in its ordinary signification, when applied to a place on tide waters, means the space between ordinary aigh and low water mark, or the space over which the tide usually ebbs and flows. It is a term not more significant of a sea margin than "shore." Niles v. Patch, 13 Gray (Mass.) 257. The term designates land washed by the sea and its waves; is synonymous with "shore." Littlefield v. Littlefield, 28 Me. 180. When used in reference to places near the sea, beach means the land between the lines of high water and low water, over which the tide ebbs and flows. Hodge v. Boothby, 48 Me. OS. Beach means the shore or strand. Cutts v. Ilussey. 15 Me. 237. Beach, when used in reference to places anywhere in the vicinity of the sea, means the territory lying between the lines of high water and low water, over which the tide ebbs and flows, it is in this respect synonymous with "shore," "strand," or "flats." Doane v. Will- cutt, 5 Gray (Mass.) 328. 335, 66 Am. Dec. 369. Beach generally denotes land between high and low water mark. East Hampton v. Kirk, 6 Hun (N. Y.) 257. To "beach" a ship is to run it upon the beach or shore; this is frequently found necessary in case of fire, a leak, etc. thelawdictionary.org
  19. The sea shore. (q. v.) 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  20. b[=e]ch, n. the shore of the sea or of a lake, esp. when sandy or pebbly: the strand.--v.t. to haul a boat up on the beach.--n. BEACH'-COMB'ER, a long rolling wave: a drunken loafer about the wharfs in Pacific seaports: a settler on a Pacific island who maintains himself by pearl-fishery, and often by less reputable means.--adjs. BEACHED, having a beach, driven on a beach; BEACH'Y, pebbly. [Orig. a prov. Eng. word for shingle. The derivation from Ice. bakki, bank, is untenable.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Water-worn pebbles; sea-shore covered with these; shore between high& low water mark; b.-comber, long wave rolling in, Pacific-island settler; b.-master, officer superintending disembarkation of troops; b.-rest, chair-back for sitting against on b. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Run (ship, boat) ashore, haul up. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. [Dutch, Swedish] The shore of the sea or lake washed by the tide. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. The shore, the strand. Complete Dictionary

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