What does Coast mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seashore, coast, seacoast, sea-coastnoun

    the shore of a sea or ocean

  2. coastnoun

    a slope down which sleds may coast

    "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"

  3. coastnoun

    the area within view

    "the coast is clear"

  4. slide, glide, coastverb

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

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

  5. coastverb

    move effortlessly; by force of gravity

Wiktionary

  1. coastnoun

    The side or edge of something.

    Etymology: From and coste, from costa.

  2. coastnoun

    The edge of the land where it meets the sea; the shoreline or oceanfront.

    Etymology: From and coste, from costa.

  3. coastnoun

    A region of land; a district or country.

    Etymology: From and coste, from costa.

  4. coastnoun

    A region of the air or heavens.

    Etymology: From and coste, from costa.

  5. coastverb

    To glide along without adding energy.

    When I ran out of gas, fortunately I managed to coast into a nearby gas station.

    Etymology: From and coste, from costa.

  6. coastverb

    To sail along a coast

    Etymology: From and coste, from costa.

  7. coastverb

    Applied to human behavior, to make a minimal effort, to continue to do something in a routine way. This implies lack of initiative and effort.

    Etymology: From and coste, from costa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coastverb

    the side of a thing

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  2. Coastverb

    the exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  3. Coastverb

    the seashore, or land near it

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  4. Coastnoun

    to draw or keep near; to approach

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  5. Coastnoun

    to sail by or near the shore

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  6. Coastnoun

    to sail from port to port in the same country

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  7. Coastnoun

    to slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  8. Coastverb

    to draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  9. Coastverb

    to sail by or near; to follow the coast line of

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  10. Coastverb

    to conduct along a coast or river bank

    Etymology: [OF. coste, F. cte, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

Freebase

  1. Coast

    A coastline or seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean. A precise line that can be called a coastline cannot be determined due to the dynamic nature of tides. The term "coastal zone" can be used instead, which is a spatial zone where interaction of the sea and land processes occurs. Both the terms coast and coastal are often used to describe a geographic location or region; for example, New Zealand's West Coast, or the East and West Coasts of the United States. A pelagic coast refers to a coast which fronts the open ocean, as opposed to a more sheltered coast in a gulf or bay. A shore, on the other hand, can refer to parts of the land which adjoin any large body of water, including oceans and lakes. Similarly, the somewhat related term "bank" refers to the land alongside or sloping down to a river or to a body of water smaller than a lake. "Bank" is also used in some parts of the world to refer to an artificial ridge of earth intended to retain the water of a river or pond; in other places this may be called a levee. While many scientific experts might agree on a common definition of the term "coast", the delineation of the extents of a coast differ according to jurisdiction, with many scientific and government authorities in various countries differing for economic and social policy reasons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coast

    kōst, n. side or border of land next the sea: the seashore: limit or border of a country.—v.i. to sail along or near a coast: to travel downhill on a bicycle with the feet on the foot-rests.—v.t. to sail by or near to.—ns. Coast′er, a vessel that sails along the coast; Coast′-guard, a body of men organised to act as a guard along the coast, originally intended to prevent smuggling.—adj. Coast′ing, keeping near the coast: trading between ports in the same country.—n. the act of sailing, or of trading, along the coast: advances towards acquaintance, courtship: riding downhill on a bicycle with the feet up.—ns. Coast′-line, the line or boundary of a coast: shore-line; Coast′-wait′er, a custom-house officer who waits upon and superintends the cargoes of vessels engaged in the coasting trade.—advs. Coastward, -s, toward the coast; Coast′wise, along the coast.—adj. carried on along the coast. [O. Fr. coste (Fr. côte)—L. costa, a rib, side.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. coast

    The sea-shore and the adjoining country; in fact, the sea-front of the land. (See SHORE.)

Editors Contribution

  1. coast

    An area of land at a sea or ocean.

    The coast is beautiful to walk along at any time of the year.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Coast' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2242

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Coast' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2732

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Coast' in Nouns Frequency: #931

Anagrams for Coast »

  1. catso

  2. ascot

  3. coats

  4. tacos

  5. costa

  6. octas

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Coast in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Coast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Coast in a Sentence

  1. Ellen Ratner:

    Hollywood is indeed attacking the right, and that is to be expected, which is why on talk radio, California is called ‘ the left coast,'.

  2. Caroline Kennedy:

    I am always grateful to the courageous Solomon Islanders and Australian coast watchers who rescued my father during World War 2, and if confirmed, I will work hard to repay this debt, i look forward to collaborating with the Government of Australia to strengthen our alliance, improve global health and increase vaccine access during this terrible pandemic and to address the urgent climate crisis. I am excited to get to know the Australian people, learn about their fascinating country and share with them what I love most about America.

  3. Scot Naparstek:

    We sincerely regret the extended delay customers on the southbound Coast Starlight experienced due to extreme weather issues while traveling with Amtrak, with local power outages and blocked roads, it was decided the safest place for our customers was to remain on the train where we were able to provide food, heat, electricity and toilets.

  4. Kelly Knudson:

    The nitrogen isotope is really good at reflecting seafood consumption, which is interesting to us, because these people were living on the Peruvian coast and had access to one of the richest fisheries in the world. But we didn't know how much of that they were using.

  5. Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash:

    Coast Guard has been doing search and rescue for more than 200 years, and this is right up their wheelhouse.

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