Definition of Coast in English :

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Coast meaning in English

Meaning of Coast in English

Pronunciation of Coast in English

Coast pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of coast


1. coast, sea-coast, seacoast, seashore

the shore of a sea or ocean

2. coast

a slope down which sleds may coast

Example Sentences:
'when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course'

3. coast

the area within view

Example Sentences:
'the coast is clear'

4. coast, glide, slide

the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it

Example Sentences:
'his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill'
'the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope'


5. coast

move effortlessly; by force of gravity

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of coast
the line or zone where the land meets the sea or some other large expanse of water
(in combination)
▶ Related adjective: littoral
2. British
the seaside
3. US
a slope down which a sledge may slide
the act or an instance of sliding down a slope
4. obsolete
borderland or frontier
5.  the coast is clear
to move or cause to move by momentum or force of gravity
7. (intransitive)
to proceed without great effort
to coast to victory
to sail along (a coast)

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see synonyms of coast
land alongside the sea; seashore
2.  Obsolete
frontier; borderland
3.  US
an incline down which a slide is taken
4.  US
a slide or ride, as on a sled going down an incline by the force of gravity
verb intransitive
to sail near or along a coast, esp. from port to port
6.  US
to go down an incline, as on a sled
7.  US
to continue in motion on momentum or by the force of gravity after propelling power has stopped
8.  US
to continue without serious effort, letting one's past efforts carry one along
verb transitive
to sail along or near the coast of

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of coast
a. Land next to the sea; the seashore.
b. The water near this land: fish of the Atlantic coast.
c. Coast The Pacific coast of the United States.
2. A hill or other slope down which one may coast, as on a sled.
3. The act of sliding or coasting; slide.
4. Obsolete The frontier or border of a country.
v. coast·ed, coast·ing, coasts
a. To slide down an incline through the effect of gravity.
b. To move without use of propelling power. See Synonyms at slide.
2. To act or move aimlessly or with little effort: coasted for a few weeks before applying for a job.
3. Nautical To sail near or along a coast.
To sail or move along the coast or border of.

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