Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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See beach (verb)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

beach (“sandy shore”) +‎ -ed

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

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

    Fire The Sky

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

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