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Beach  (bch), Alfred Ely 1826-1896.
American editor and inventor who built a demonstration pneumatic subway under Broadway in New York City in 1870.

Beach, Amy Marcey Cheney 1867-1944.
American pianist and composer best known for her songs and chamber music. Her Mass in E flat major was the first work by a woman to be performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Beach, Moses Yale 1800-1868.
American publisher whose aggressive journalism established the New York Sun as a leading daily newspaper. He is also credited with publishing the first syndicated news story. His son Moses Sperry Beach (1822-1892) invented a cutting device that allowed printing on a continuous roll of paper and a process for printing both sides of a newspaper sheet at one time.

Beach, Sylvia Woodbridge 1887-1962.
American bookseller. From 1919 to 1941 her shop in Paris, Shakespeare and Company, was a gathering place for authors such as Hemingway and Fitzgerald. She published the first edition of James Joyces Ulysses in 1922.

beach  (bch)
1. The shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly.
2. The sand or pebbles on a shore.
3. The zone above the water line at a shore of a body of water, marked by an accumulation of sand, stone, or gravel that has been deposited by the tide or waves.
tr.v. beached, beach·ing, beach·es
1. To run, haul, or bring ashore: beached the rowboat in front of the cabin; hooked a big bluefish but was unable to beach it.
2. To leave stranded or helpless.

[Perhaps Middle English beche, stream, from Old English bece.]

beach [biːtʃ]
(Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) an extensive area of sand or shingle sloping down to a sea or lake, esp the area between the high- and low-water marks on a seacoast Related adjective littoral
(Transport / Nautical Terms) to run or haul (a boat) onto a beach
[perhaps related to Old English b?ce river, beck2]

beach  (bch)
The area of accumulated sand, stone, or gravel deposited along a shore by the action of waves and tides. Beaches usually slope gently toward the body of water they border and have a concave shape. They extend landward from the low water line to the point where there is a distinct change in material (as in a line of vegetation) or in land features (as in a cliff).

beach  /bit/  n. beaches a sandy area by a lake or ocean: We went to the beach yesterday.
v. 1 [T] to pull or push a boat onto a beach. 2 to get beached: to be left, stranded: The whales got beached on the shore.

Thesaurus: beach n. the shore, seashore, coast. Ant. the interior. beach

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