You know that wide, flat patch of sand that leads down to the sea, or maybe even the lake? That's a beach, one of the most beautiful places in the world. During a long, stormy winter, a beach can erode and move.

The word beach can also be used more generally to describe a town or vacation spot along the ocean or sea. In New Jersey, they call it the shore. But in lots of other places, people say they're going to the beach when they mean they are taking a trip to the seaside for vacation. Of course, if you beach your boat, you might not be overjoyed: that means you've run it aground, usually on a choice pile of sand.

Definitions of beach
  1. noun
    an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
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    the beach at a seaside resort
    type of:
    formation, geological formation
    (geology) the geological features of the earth
  2. verb
    land on a beach
    “the ship beached near the port”
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    type of:
    land, set down
    reach or come to rest
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