Etymology 1Edit

beach(sandy shore) +‎ -ed


beached ‎(comparative more beached, superlative most beached)

  1. (archaic, literary) Having a beach.
    • c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, Act V, Scene 1, [1]
      Come not to me again: but say to Athens,
      Timon hath made his everlasting mansion
      Upon the beached verge of the salt flood;
    • 1958, Ovid, The Metamorphoses, translated by Horace Gregory, Viking, 1958, Book III, "Cadmus," p. 63,
      Even now Jove shed the image of a bull,
      Confessed himself a god, and stepped ashore
      On the beached mountainside of Crete,

Etymology 2Edit

See beach (verb)



  1. simple past tense and past participle of beach


beached ‎(comparative more beached, superlative most beached)

  1. Run or brought ashore
    • 1924, Robinson Jeffers, Tamar in The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers, Random House, 1937, p. 30, [2]
      [] Yet she glanced no thought
      At her own mermaid nakedness but gathering
      The long black serpents of beached seaweed wove
      Wreaths for old Jinny and crowned and wound her. []
    It is here, next to the beached ship of Odysseus, that the Achaeans of the Iliad hold their assemblies and perform their sacrifices.
  2. Stranded and helpless, especially on a beach
    a beached whale
    • 1970, Nadine Gordimer, A Guest of Honour, Penguin, 1973, Part Two, p. 103,
      There were some trampled-looking patches of cassava and taro and a beached, derelict car or two.
    • 1978, Edmund White, Nocturnes for the King of Naples, New York: St. Martin's Press, p. 109,
      Helene I found beached on the floor outside her room, awake and talking to herself but with no desire to press on toward bed.




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