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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beach  \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 
  waves. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beach  \Beach\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Beached};  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beach 
  n  :  an  area  of  sand  sloping  down  to  the  water  of  a  sea  or  lake 
  v  :  land  on  a  beach,  as  of  watercraft 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Beach,  ND  (city,  FIPS  5420) 
  Location:  46.91389  N,  104.00773  W 
  Population  (1990):  1205  (614  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58621 




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