Adjective "beech" definition and examples

(Beech may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/biːtʃ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large tree with smooth grey bark, glossy leaves, and hard, pale fine-grained timber.
  1. 'After consultation with a resident, a beech tree was successfully pruned to reduce overhang.'
  2. 'Oaks, sycamores and beeches dotted well-tended lawns bordered by tarmacked paths and signposted at every junction.'
  3. 'A male great spotted wood-pecker has made regular early morning visits to a nearby towering beech.'
  4. 'Usually the hearths are located at meadows or clearings near cold pure mountain streams or springs under the thick shadows of beeches and oaks.'
  5. 'Soon after I was judged old enough to accompany the adults on squirrel hunts, my grandfather led me to a huge beech tree on a little branch of the creek.'
  6. 'The house was large, set in 200 acres of virgin forest filled with magnificent beeches and yews, and roamed by many kinds of wildlife, including deer.'
  7. 'The woods there are thick, mostly high maples and beeches whose leafy crowns create a canopy overhead.'
  8. 'By the time Ryan had reached it, Melanie was still struggling to get the low twigs of the beeches to let go of her hair.'
  9. 'There she saw a beech tree surrounded by towering, impressive oaks.'
  10. 'Framed by birch and beech, the Foss is a beautiful 67 ft waterfall in the trees.'
  11. 'The standard of fit-out is very high throughout and particularly so in the kitchen, which has solid beech units and black marble worktops.'
  12. 'The front door opens into a wide hall which, like the receptions rooms leading off it, has solid beech flooring, plain coving and pendant lighting.'
  13. 'Solid hardwood frames and legs, such as mahogany or beech, are the best candidates for an overhaul.'
  14. 'The recently refitted kitchen is large and cosy, with a dark green, four-oven Aga and solid beech worktops.'
  15. 'There are 72 in all, with big beechwood bedheads and furniture, white-tiled bathrooms and flowers everywhere (annual bill £34,000).'
  16. 'You can choose from black, dark walnut or natural beech for the legs.'
  17. 'There is an extensive range of handcrafted solid beech units, a pale worktop with a Franke double sink unit and a white tiled splashback.'
  18. 'It looks like the leg of a very large beechwood coffee table.'
  19. 'I sat in the window on a beechwood chair, at a beechwood table, looking out, people watching.'
  20. 'The kitchen area is fitted with a range of modern floor and wall units, a stylish blue tiled splash back and solid beech worktops.'

More definitions

1. any tree of the genus Fagus, of temperate regions, having a smooth gray bark and bearing small, edible, triangular nuts.

2. Also called beechwood. the wood of such a tree.

3. any member of the plant family Fagaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having alternate, usually toothed or lobed leaves, male flowers in catkins and female flowers either solitary or in clusters and bearing a nut enclosed in a cupule or bur, including the beeches, chestnuts, and oaks.

More examples(as adjective)

"woodlands can be beech."

Origin

Old English bēce, of Germanic origin; related to Latin fagus ‘beech’, Greek phagos ‘edible oak’.