- A horizontal strip of land, usually sandy, adjoining water.
- 1988: "Up and down, the lay empty for miles." - Second Son, Robert Ferro
verb (beach, es)
- Dutch: strand(nl)n
- French: plage(fr)f
- German: Strand(de)m
- Italian: spiaggia(it)f
- Spanish: playa(es)f
- To run (something) aground on a beach.
Etymology: From Old English bíce, bece "stream," from Proto-Gemanic
- Dutch: stranden
- German: stranden
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