Definition of “beach” - English Dictionary

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“beach” in British English

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beachnoun [ C ]

uk /biːtʃ/ us /biːtʃ/

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

  • The campsite is in a beautiful location next to the beach.
  • I took my two-year-old nephew down to the beach with his bucket and spade.
  • We took off our shoes and socks and walked barefoot along the beach.
  • The island has several small stony beaches which are usually deserted.
  • A few kilometres from the crowded beaches of Spain's Mediterranean coast, many once-thriving villages stand deserted and in ruins.

beachverb [ T ]

uk /biːtʃ/ us /biːtʃ/

(Definition of “beach” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“beach” in American English

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beachnoun [ C ]

us /bitʃ/

a flat, sloping area of sand or small stones beside the sea or a lake:

Let’s go to the beach.

(Definition of “beach” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)