Crossword clues for beach
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Beach \Beach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beached (b[=e]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Beaching.] To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship.
Beach \Beach\ (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. Beaches (-[e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. Bank.]
Pebbles, collectively; shingle.
The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand.
Beach flea (Zo["o]l.), the common name of many species of amphipod Crustacea, of the family Orchestid[ae], living on the sea beaches, and leaping like fleas.
Beach grass (Bot.), a coarse grass ( Ammophila arundinacea), growing on the sandy shores of lakes and seas, which, by its interlaced running rootstocks, binds the sand together, and resists the encroachment of the waves.
Beach wagon, a light open wagon with two or more seats.
Raised beach, an accumulation of water-worn stones, gravel, sand, and other shore deposits, above the present level of wave action, whether actually raised by elevation of the coast, as in Norway, or left by the receding waters, as in many lake and river regions.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
n. The shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly. vb. To run (something) aground on a beach.
v. land on a beach; "the ship beached near the port"
n. an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
Housing Units (2000): 570
Land area (2000): 1.828545 sq. miles (4.735909 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.828545 sq. miles (4.735909 sq. km)
FIPS code: 05420
Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
Location: 46.915774 N, 104.004450 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 58621
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A beach is a landform along a body of water. It usually consists of loose particles, which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, or cobblestones. The particles comprising a beach are occasionally biological in origin, such as mollusc shells or coralline algae.
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. Wild beaches, also known as undeveloped or undiscovered beaches, are not developed in this manner. Wild beaches can be valued for their untouched beauty and preserved nature.
Beaches typically occur in areas along the coast where wave or current action deposits and reworks sediments.
A beach is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles along the shoreline of a body of water.
Beach, Beaches or beaching may also refer to:
Usage examples of "beach".
A roar went up from the crowd on the beach as Abo turned the shark over to the slaughterers and held up his arms in triumph.
Skin acrawl with urgency, Taverik strode down to the beached boat and muffled the badly mismatched oars.
But as I watched from that seaward beach it seemed to me that never had I been aware of it so acutely as now.
I was too awestruck to know fear, too adulatory in my awe, but I knew the open area of the beach was not safe, and I hurried away from Espinal and the motionless column of blackhearts.
Harding, the banker and local magnate of Sandy Beach, whose money it was that had financed the new aeroplane concern.
Slowly the squad of fifty Hadati hillmen reached the summit, and at last Erik and Akee were alone on the beach.
Ad Lib club, 132-4, 139 Adams, John and Marina, 126, 254 Aitken, Jonathan, 228 Albufeira, Portugal, 204 album sleeve designs, 333-48, 500-506, albums, by the Beach Boys, 280-81 by the Beatles Abbey Road, 550-59, 565 Beatles: Love Songs, Beatles for Sale, 38, 173 Let It Be, 470, 534-9, 549-51, 575, 578 Magical Mystery Tour, Please Please Me, 93, 95, 153, 583 Revolver, 190, 268, 281, 290-92 Rubber Soul, 268, 278, 290 Sgt.
That evening, after their frolic on the beach, I intend to bring all the Chatterford alumnae home -- except Eva.
When they anchored in the deepest part of the channel, Hal dropped a hand line over the side, the hooks baited with crabs they had taken from their holes on the sandy beach.
When he looked back the way he had come he could see the Gull of Moray anchored not far off a tiny rind of beach that clung precariously to the foot of the soaring rocky cliffs where the mountains fell into the sea.
When they had made their tallies other gangs of seamen rolled the great barrels down to the beach and loaded them into the largest pinnace to be taken out to the galleon, which lay anchored out in the channel, under her new mainmast and rigging.
In the sunset they studied the two ships anchored in the channel and watched the activity on the beach.
Beautiful rocky cliffs, full of caves, enclosed a little beach of colored pebbles, and then a strip of golden sand scattered over with rocks that held pools full of scarlet sea anemonies, and shells, and colored seaweeds like satin ribbon.
He wound up on the Beach at Sigma End, where he hung out with guys like the legendary Billy Anker, at that time obsessed with Radio RX1.
Opposite the islet, the beach consisted first of sand, covered with black stones, which were now appearing little by little above the retreating tide.