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[see-sahyd] /ˈsiˌsaɪd/
the land along the sea; seacoast.
situated on or pertaining to the seaside.
Origin of seaside
1175-1225; Middle English seeside. See sea, side1


[see-sahyd] /ˈsiˌsaɪd/
a city in W California, on Monterey Bay. Unabridged
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  • The heat might even be reused to also distill fresh water for local seaside communities.
  • As this seaside drama rushed toward its denouement, a horse-drawn cab pulled up to the wharf.
  • While designed for emergency use, the devices could also be used in remote seaside locations in developing countries.
  • Archaeological digs have unearthed widespread evidence of breath-hold diving in seaside cultures.
  • When the summer throngs depart, you get this seaside arts town and its beaches all to yourself.
  • Under cover of night it withdrew in lorries from wrecked seaside districts.
  • Half a dozen hotels were flooded, and thousands of seaside dwellings destroyed.
  • Once-worthless patches of seaside land can be worth fortunes today.
  • Staying at a hotel near the seaside has its advantages, including the fresh air and unmatched views.
  • Nautical maps can inspire seaside daydreams as well as provide a wealth of information for safe sailing.
British Dictionary definitions for seaside


  1. any area bordering on the sea, esp one regarded as a resort
  2. (as modifier): a seaside hotel
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Word Origin and History for seaside

also sea-side, c.1200, from sea + side (n.). As an adjective from 1781. Old English had sæhealf.

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