|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Pebbles, collectively; shingle.
2. (n.) The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand.
3. (v. t.) To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bech (aigialos): The part of the shore washed by the tide on which the waves dash (Matthew 13:2, 48 John 21:4 Acts 21:5; Acts 27:39, 40).
Beach (7 Occurrences)
Matthew 13:2 Great multitudes gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat, and sat, and all the multitude stood on the beach. (WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Matthew 13:48 which, when it was filled, they drew up on the beach. They sat down, and gathered the good into containers, but the bad they threw away. (WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS)
Luke 5:2 He, however, saw two fishing-boats drawn up on the beach (for the men had gone away from them and were washing the nets) (WEY)
John 21:4 But when day had already come, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples didn't know that it was Jesus. (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV)
Acts 21:5 When it happened that we had accomplished the days, we departed and went on our journey. They all, with wives and children, brought us on our way until we were out of the city. Kneeling down on the beach, we prayed. (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:39 When it was day, they didn't recognize the land, but they noticed a certain bay with a beach, and they decided to try to drive the ship onto it. (WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:40 Casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea, at the same time untying the rudder ropes. Hoisting up the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach. (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)