Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “beach”

See all translations

beach

noun [C] uk   /biːtʃ/ us  
A1 an area of sand or small stones near the sea or another area of water such as a lake: We spent the day on the beach. a beach café a beach towel
More examples

beach

verb [T] uk   /biːtʃ/ us  
to pull or force a boat, etc. out of the water onto the land: The boat had been beached near the rocks.
Translations of “beach”
in Korean 해변…
in Arabic شاطيء…
in French plage…
in Turkish plaj…
in Italian spiaggia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海濱,湖濱, 海灘,沙灘…
in Russian пляж…
in Polish plaża…
in Spanish playa…
in Portuguese praia…
in German der Strand…
in Catalan platja…
in Japanese 浜, 海辺…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海滨,湖滨, 海滩,沙滩…
(Definition of beach from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of beach?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “beach” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ice over

If an area of water ices over, it becomes covered with a layer of ice.

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More