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Meaning of BEACH

Pronunciation:  beech

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
  2. [v]  land on a beach, as of watercraft

BEACH is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: formation, geological formation, geology, land, plage, sand, set down, shore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. 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
    {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.
  2. \Beach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beached}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to
    strand; as, to beach a ship.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of the beach symbolizes the meeting between your two states of mind. The sand is symbolic of the rational and mental processes while the water means the irrational, unsteady, and emotional aspects of yourself. It is a place of transition between the physical/material and the spiritual. Dreaming that you are on the beach and looking out toward the ocean indicates unknown and major changes that are occurring in your life. Consider the state of the ocean, whether it is calm, pleasant, forbidding, etc. Dreaming that you are looking toward the beach, suggests that you are returning to what is familiar to you. Alternatively, you may be adapting or accepting to the changes and circumstances in your life. Dreaming that you are relaxing on a beach means that the coming weeks will be calm and tranquil for you. Your stress will be alleviated and you will find peace of mind. Dreaming that you are working on the beach means a business project that will consume most of your time.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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