Definition of seaside in US English:



usually the seaside
  • A place by the sea, especially a beach area or vacation resort.

    • ‘Slightly out of the centre of town is the smart seaside resort area of Camps Bay.’
    • ‘The early Easter bank holiday wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of the seaside tourist trade.’
    • ‘Located in a prime area close to the seaside town it is has a preservation order on it by Dúchas.’
    • ‘And talking of holidays, it's time I signed off and set off for a week at the seaside.’
    • ‘This in part also relates to the quaint antiquation of the seaside area where Gayfield is situated.’
    • ‘They told me before they died that they were born by the seaside, on the far side of the Ox mountains.’
    • ‘Glasgow children from the slums enjoying a fortnight's holiday at the seaside.’
    • ‘In the few towns and along the seaside, the languages heard were Russian or Georgian.’
    • ‘Foreign tourists may still be flocking to the seaside, but the future is pretty grim.’
    • ‘His remains were found in April eight miles away in a ravine close to the seaside town of Théoule sur Mer.’
    • ‘It is everything you envisage the seaside to be when you are growing up.’
    • ‘Parents should be able to take the family to the seaside without worrying about potential health risks.’
    • ‘It is one where for most people a holiday means a week in a caravan at the seaside or, at best, a package holiday abroad.’
    • ‘Even more remarkable was the growth of the resorts as the habit of seaside holidays caught on.’
    • ‘In Scotland, the seaside towns tarted up their piers and decked out their main streets good and gaudy.’
    • ‘In the best of British traditions, I found myself in the seaside resort of Newquay.’
    • ‘Do the Croats have more chance of having holidays and going to the seaside than the Serbs?’
    • ‘Cooper always seems to bring a little bit of the seaside along with him.’
    • ‘Her plans for the bank holiday weekend included a possible trip to the seaside.’
    • ‘The hard work of recent years paid off on the double when the seaside club took not one but two titles on the day.’
    coast, shore, coastal region, seashore, seaboard, sea coast, waterside
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