I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1535 1. shore pebbles ; shingle 2. a. a shore of a body of water covered by sand, gravel, or larger rock fragments b. a seashore area II. transitive verb Date: 1838 1. to run or drive ashore 2. to strand on or as if on a beach

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  • Beach — (englisch für Strand) steht für: The Beach, Film von Danny Boyle aus dem Jahre 2000 Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Beach (Georgia) Beach (Missouri) Beach (North Dakota) Beach (Texas) Beach Point (Massachusetts) Beach Ridge (New York) Beach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beach — beach; beach·comb; beach·comb·er; beach·head; beach·less; beach·man; …   English syllables

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beach — [bi:t̮ʃ], der; [es], es, auch: die; , es [engl. beach, viell. identisch mit aengl. bæće = Bach, Flüsschen u. dann urspr. = (steiniges) Flusstal]: engl. Bez. für: Strand. * * * Beach [bi:tʃ], der; [es], es, auch: die; , es [bi:tʃəs; engl. beach,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Beach — 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… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Beach — Beach, Baronet, s. Hicks Beach …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Beach — (spr. bihtsch), Sir Michael Hicks, s. Hicks Beach …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • beach — n. m. (Anglicisme) (Afr. subsah.) d1./d Quai d un port fluvial. d2./d Plage au bord d un fleuve. d3./d Point par où on traverse un cours d eau. d4./d Ville basse, centre commercial d une ville. Descendre faire ses courses au beach. Des beachs ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • beach — ► NOUN ▪ a pebbly or sandy shore at the edge of the sea or a lake. ► VERB ▪ bring or come on to a beach from the water. ORIGIN perhaps related to an Old English word meaning «brook» …   English terms dictionary

  • beach — [bēch] n. [E dial., orig., pebbles, shingle < ?] 1. a nearly level stretch of pebbles and sand beside a sea, lake, etc., often washed by high water; sandy shore; strand 2. an area of shore as a place for swimming, sunbathing, etc. vt., vi. to… …   English World dictionary

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