Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a beach.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of beach.
  • adj. Run or brought ashore
  • adj. Stranded and helpless, especially on a beach

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bordered by a beach.
  • Driven on a beach; stranded; drawn up on a beach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a beach; bordered by a beach; formed by or consisting of a beach.
  • Run on a beach; stranded.

Etymologies

beach (“sandy shore”) +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)
See beach (verb) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When Duquesne Light and Power "beached" one of Admiral Hyman Rickover's 70-MW submarine reactors at Shippingport, Pennsylvania, in 1957, it became the nation's first commercial plant.

    The American Spectator

  • He is crouching over as if he were inspecting some kind of beached specimen, his hair like a tuft of grass atop a windswept rock.

    The Hook News Blog

  • "We were not very far from shore, so people were beached or stranded on some local islands."

    Mexico may call off rescue in boat capsizing

  • The camp itself was essentially a series of huge tents decorated with an eye toward sumptuousness—overstuffed couches, a dinner table made from beached wood, a makeshift bar area—all atop raised, rich hardwood flooring.

    In the Time of Bobby Cox

  • I awkwardly rolled around on the table, feeling like I was a beached whale, until I was lying facedown.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • The canoe landing was crowded with people sitting on the parallel ranks of beached canoes.

    Fire The Sky

  • Ahead, the landing consisted of trampled soil, and perhaps ten canoes had already been beached and inverted to keep rain from pooling inside.

    Fire The Sky

  • When she thought about it, she imagined all seven of the rooms looked exactly alike, with pastel walls and similar, if not the same watercolor prints in plain brass frames, pictures of beached boats at low tide with ropes attached, lines that sagged from the dock.

    Class of '65

  • While the ringing continued, I lifted the page to peek at May: an old, rusted, derelict whaling ship beached on an icy shore.

    Blog Fiction | Sci-Fi | Derelict | Station151

  • The artwork for the month of May is a derelict whaling ship beached on an icy shore.

    Blog Fiction | Sci-Fi | Down Time | Station151

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