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.
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.
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.
"We were not very far from shore, so people were beached or stranded on some local islands."
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.
I awkwardly rolled around on the table, feeling like I was a beached whale, until I was lying facedown.
The canoe landing was crowded with people sitting on the parallel ranks of beached canoes.
Ahead, the landing consisted of trampled soil, and perhaps ten canoes had already been beached and inverted to keep rain from pooling inside.
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.
While the ringing continued, I lifted the page to peek at May: an old, rusted, derelict whaling ship beached on an icy shore.
The artwork for the month of May is a derelict whaling ship beached on an icy shore.