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The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
Henry Beston

Meaning of "beach" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BEACH

Perhaps related to Old English bæce river, beck².
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BEACH

beach  [biːtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEACH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Beach is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb beach in English.

WHAT DOES BEACH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

beach

Beach

A beach is a landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea, lake, or river. It usually consists of loose particles, which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, or cobblestones. The particles comprising the 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 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.

Definition of beach in the English dictionary

The definition of beach in the dictionary is an extensive area of sand or shingle sloping down to a sea or lake, esp the area between the high- and low-water marks on a seacoast related adjective littoral. Other definition of beach is to run or haul onto a beach.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BEACH

PRESENT

Present
I beach
you beach
he/she/it beaches
we beach
you beach
they beach
Present continuous
I am beaching
you are beaching
he/she/it is beaching
we are beaching
you are beaching
they are beaching
Present perfect
I have beached
you have beached
he/she/it has beached
we have beached
you have beached
they have beached
Present perfect continuous
I have been beaching
you have been beaching
he/she/it has been beaching
we have been beaching
you have been beaching
they have been beaching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I beached
you beached
he/she/it beached
we beached
you beached
they beached
Past continuous
I was beaching
you were beaching
he/she/it was beaching
we were beaching
you were beaching
they were beaching
Past perfect
I had beached
you had beached
he/she/it had beached
we had beached
you had beached
they had beached
Past perfect continuous
I had been beaching
you had been beaching
he/she/it had been beaching
we had been beaching
you had been beaching
they had been beaching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will beach
you will beach
he/she/it will beach
we will beach
you will beach
they will beach
Future continuous
I will be beaching
you will be beaching
he/she/it will be beaching
we will be beaching
you will be beaching
they will be beaching
Future perfect
I will have beached
you will have beached
he/she/it will have beached
we will have beached
you will have beached
they will have beached
Future perfect continuous
I will have been beaching
you will have been beaching
he/she/it will have been beaching
we will have been beaching
you will have been beaching
they will have been beaching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would beach
you would beach
he/she/it would beach
we would beach
you would beach
they would beach
Conditional continuous
I would be beaching
you would be beaching
he/she/it would be beaching
we would be beaching
you would be beaching
they would be beaching
Conditional perfect
I would have beach
you would have beach
he/she/it would have beach
we would have beach
you would have beach
they would have beach
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been beaching
you would have been beaching
he/she/it would have been beaching
we would have been beaching
you would have been beaching
they would have been beaching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you beach
we let´s beach
you beach
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to beach
Past participle
beached
Present Participle
beaching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BEACH


beech
biːtʃ
bleach
bliːtʃ
breach
briːtʃ
breech
briːtʃ
each
iːtʃ
eche
iːtʃ
impeach
ɪmˈpiːtʃ
keech
kiːtʃ
leach
liːtʃ
leech
liːtʃ
outreach
ˌaʊtˈriːtʃ
overreach
ˌəʊvəˈriːtʃ
peach
piːtʃ
preach
priːtʃ
reach
riːtʃ
reech
riːtʃ
screech
skriːtʃ
speech
spiːtʃ
teach
tiːtʃ
Wisbech
ˈwɪzbiːtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEACH

beach babe
beach bag
beach ball
beach barbecue
beach buggy
beach bum
beach flea
beach house
beach hut
beach party
beach plum
beach towel
beach umbrella
Beach-la-Mar
beachboy
beachcomb
beachcomber
beachcombing
beachfront

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEACH

Bondi Beach
cailleach
Daytona Beach
Eurobeach
forereach
global reach
Long Beach
Miami Beach
outpreach
Palm Beach
pebble beach
pleach
praiseach
raised beach
reteach
seabeach
shingle beach
Taoiseach
unpreach
Virginia Beach

Synonyms and antonyms of beach in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BEACH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «beach» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of beach

Translation of «beach» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEACH

Find out the translation of beach to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of beach from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «beach» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海滩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

playa
570 millions of speakers

English

beach
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समुद्र तट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شاطِئ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пляж
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

praia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সৈকত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pantai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Strand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

浜辺
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바닷가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pantai
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bãi biển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடற்கரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्रकिनारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

plaj
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spiaggia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

plaża
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пляж
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

plajă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παραλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

strand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

strand
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

strand
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of beach

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEACH»

The term «beach» is very widely used and occupies the 1.335 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of beach
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «beach».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEACH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «beach» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «beach» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about beach

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BEACH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word beach.
1
Clive Anderson
I'm pale-skinned so I don't feel at my best on a beach.
2
Christina Applegate
My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air.
3
Nicole Appleton
I'll get pretty much everything the way I want it. I've always dreamed of a beach wedding.
4
Richie Benaud
Coogee is a delightful, slightly old-fashioned suburb; it has parks and gardens and reserves, a good well-kept beach, and an excellent promenade above the beach. It is a suburb for people who appreciate those aspects of life.
5
Henry Beston
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
6
Raymond Bonner
Sydney's most famous beach is Bondi. At its southern end is Bondi Baths, an eight-lane, 50-meter saltwater pool built into the cliffs.
7
Alain de Botton
It's very hard to respect people on holiday - everybody looks so silly at the beach, it makes you hate humanity - but when you see people at their work they elicit respect, whether it's a mechanic, a stonemason or an accountant.
8
Andrew Buchan
I spent loads of time in Scotland as a kid. My dad would take us back up to Aberdeen loads, and I have very fond memories of getting chips from his favourite chippy and heading down to the beach to eat Baskin Robbins ice cream.
9
Chelsea Cain
I have traveled a fair amount, and I have visited some great cities. I love architecture and museums and castles and ruins and central markets and even double-decker bus tours. But, I am a sucker for a tropical beach.
10
Nayvadius Cash
The weirdest place I ever actually woke up in was a villa on the beach in Mexico. It was burning hot, and there were all these crabs walking around me. But I was feeling good, so I went with the vibe.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEACH»

Discover the use of beach in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to beach and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Beach Book: Science of the Shore
Traces the history of graffiti in New York City against the backdrop of the struggle that developed between the city and the writers.
Carl Heywood Hobbs, 2013
2
Beach Day
In this charming picture book, a cheerful family tumbles out of the car and onto the beach, ready for a perfect day.
Karen Roosa, 2001
3
Beach Music: A Novel
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pat Conroy's The Death of Santini.
Pat Conroy, 2011
4
Whiskey Beach
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts weaves together passion and obsession, humor and heart, in a novel of two people opening themselves up to the truth—and to each other.
Nora Roberts, 2013
5
On Chesil Beach
With exquisite prose, Ian McEwan creates in On Chesil Beach a story of lives transformed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ian McEwan, 2008
6
Monkey Beach
I searched up and down the beach. A tiny figure waited on the beach. I caught glimpses of buildings through the trees. The figure raised its arm and waved. As we got closer, I could see it was Mom in a kerchief. They must have passed us ...
Eden Robinson, 2011
7
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach
A boy, a dog, and New Orleans' most famous hurricane Saint is a boy with confidence as big as his name is long.
Brenda Woods, 2011
8
Beach Houses Down Under:
A stunning collection of residential beach architecture in this, the newest addition to the series.
Stephen Crafti, 2006
9
Beach
Women, men, boys, and girls spend a day at the beach enjoying a variety of activities on the sand and in the water.
‎2006
10
How to Read a North Carolina Beach: Bubble Holes, Barking ...
Three leading coastal geologists provide a guidebook to North Carolina beach characteristics created specifically to enhance trips to the beach for tourists and residents. Original.
Orrin H. Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice, William J. Neal, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEACH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term beach is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Florida man caught having sex on a beach gets two and a half years …
A man convicted of having sex on a public beach in Florida in front of a child was sentenced on Monday to two and a half years in prison, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Five dogs dead after visiting Queensland beach
Authorities are investigating whether the dogs may have ingested naturally occurring toxins in dead marine animals on Bangalee Beach, near ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
3
Family caught in knee-deep mud on Burnham-on-Sea beach
A beach warden with a megaphone was seen approaching the group who had wandered past a red flag marking the beginning of the most ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Nearly Half a Dozen Potentially Deadly Portuguese Man-of-Wars …
The Wildwood Beach Patrol has reported another sighting of the potentially deadly Portuguese Man o' War on the 26th Street beach. «NBC New York, Jul 15»
5
Hot Ice: the sensational skaters of Blackpool's Pleasure Beach
Between engagements at the Manchester international festival, I nipped over to Blackpool – insofar as anyone can nip on one of those sluggish ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Beach pollution: How we can all play a part in keeping our oceans …
We know from organisations such as Ocean Conservancy – which runs beach cleans in 91 countries – that cigarette butts are the most ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
7
Full recovery predicted for boy injured in plane crash at Carlsbad …
A 12-year-old boy injured Saturday when a small plane crashed on a Carlsbad beach suffered a concussion and required surgery but is ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
8
Cleric said to be behind Tunisian beach massacre is living on …
Cleric said to be behind Tunisian beach massacre is living on benefits in Britain. Hani-al-Sibai, described as a 'key influencer' of Tunisian terror ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Beach cleanup continues days after July 4th celebrations
The Harrison County Sand Beach Authority offers free trash bags to folks out on the beaches, and most of the 550 trash cans were full. (Photo ... «WMC Action News 5, Jul 15»
10
Best Beach Towns on the Riviera Maya
One of my favorites, fish tacos, can be had for $1.50 each in the no-frills beach restaurants. And in stores, you can expect to pay prices similar to ... «International Living, Jul 15»

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