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6 definitions found
 for beach
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beach \Beach\ (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. Beaches (-[e^]z). [Cf. Sw.
     backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. Bank.]
     1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the
        waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Beach flea (Zool.), 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  beach
      n 1: an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
      v 1: land on a beach; "the ship beached near the port"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "beach":
     bank, berm, careen, cast away, coast, coastland, coastline,
     embankment, foreshore, ground, ironbound coast, lido, littoral,
     margin, pile up, plage, playa, riverside, riviera, rockbound coast,
     run aground, sands, sea margin, seabank, seabeach, seaboard,
     seacliff, seacoast, seashore, seaside, shingle, shipwreck, shore,
     shoreline, strand, submerged coast, take the ground, tidewater,
     waterfront, waterside, wreck
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BEACH. The sea shore. (q. v.) 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Beach, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
     Population (2000):    1116
     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
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Beach, ND
      Beach
  

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