Definitions for Coast
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Coast.
seashore, coast, seacoast, sea-coastnoun
the shore of a sea or ocean
a slope down which sleds may coast
"when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
the area within view
"the coast is clear"
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"
move effortlessly; by force of gravity
The side or edge of something.
The edge of the land where it meets the sea; the shoreline or oceanfront.
A region of land; a district or country.
A region of the air or heavens.
To glide along without adding energy.
When I ran out of gas, fortunately I managed to coast into a nearby gas station.
To sail along a coast
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: coste, Fr. costa, Latin.
He sees in English ships the Holland coast. Dryden.
Some kind of virtue, lodged in some sides of the crystal, inclines and bends the rays towards the coast, of unusual refraction; otherwise the rays would not be refracted towards that coast rather than any other coast, both at their incidence and at their emergence, so as to emerge by a contrary situation of the coast. Isaac Newton, Opt.
Going out, and seeing that the coast was clear, Zelmane dismissed Musidorus. Philip Sidney.
The royal spy, when now the coast was clear,
Sought not the garden, but retir’d unseen. Dryden.
To sail by; to sail near to.
Nearchus, the admiral of Alexander, not knowing the compass, was fain to coast that shore. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errours.
The greatest entertainment we found in coasting it, were the several prospects of woods, vineyards, meadows, and cornfields which lie on the borders of it. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
To sail close by the coast; to sail within sight of land.
Etymology: from the noun.
But steer my vessel with a steady hand,
And coast along the shore in sight of land. John Dryden, Virgil.
The antients coasted only in their navigation, seldom taking the open sea. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
the side of a thing
the exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border
the seashore, or land near it
to draw or keep near; to approach
to sail by or near the shore
to sail from port to port in the same country
to slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice
to draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of
to sail by or near; to follow the coast line of
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.]
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
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
The sea-shore and the adjoining country; in fact, the sea-front of the land. (See SHORE.)
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
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Coast' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2242
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Coast' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2732
Rank popularity for the word 'Coast' in Nouns Frequency: #931
The numerical value of Coast in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Coast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that ?
It is way too soon to say whether or not it is MH370. We just found the debris this morning in the coast of Saint Andre.
It was hard being on a rock without water or food, waiting for dawn and a coast guard ship to come save us.
Until we have enough technology to watch the whole coast they'll always find gaps.
It's incredible that it stayed hidden off the US East Coast for so long.
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- oewer, kusAfrikaans
- ساحل, هبوط تلة, شاطئ, تلةArabic
- морски бряг, крайбрежиеBulgarian
- costaCatalan, Valencian
- pobřeží, břehCzech
- goror, mordir, arfordirWelsh
- kyst, bred, strandDanish
- ακρογιαλιά, γιαλός, ακτή, παραλίαGreek
- litoral, perecear, costa, deslizar, navegarSpanish
- rand, rannikEstonian
- دریاکنار, ساحلPersian
- ottaa rennosti, liukua, rannikko, merenrannikkoFinnish
- caboter, côteFrench
- iggeWestern Frisian
- cladachScottish Gaelic
- שְׂפַת הַיָּם, חוֹף, חוֹף יָםHebrew
- सीमा, कनारा, सागरतट, तट, समुद्रतटHindi
- tengerpart, part, partvidékHungarian
- costa, costiera, litoraleItalian
- ზღვის პირი, ნაპირიGeorgian
- sissaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 연안, 해안Korean
- orarius, acta, limbus, ora, litusLatin
- krasts, piekrasteLatvian
- тэнгисийн эрэг, далайн хевее, хаялга, далайн эрэгMongolian
- kust, zeekant, zeekust, kustlijnDutch
- kyst, strandNorwegian
- wybrzeże, zjazd, brzeg, tor bobslejowyPolish
- beira, costaPortuguese
- hotar, coborâre la vale, liman, limită, coastă, țărm de mare, malRomanian
- побережье, морской берегRussian
- обала, obalaSerbo-Croatian
- morský breh, nezaberajúci, pobrežie mora, klesajúci, plávať pozdĺž pobrežia, pobrežie, stúpajúciSlovak
- breg, bregdetAlbanian
- gräns mot hav, kust, strandSwedish
- mapwa, mapwaji, puani, pwani, ufukoSwahili
- ชายฝั่ง, ทางลาดเอียงThai
- baybayin, pampangTagalog
- sahil, kızakla yokuştan kayma, deniz kıyısı, kıyı, kızak için uygun yokuş, deniz kenarıTurkish
- déngiz yaqisiUyghur, Uighur
- کنارہ, تٹ, ساگرتٹUrdu
- sự lao dốc, bờ biển, đường lao, sự lao xuốngVietnamese
- ברעג, ברעג טײַךYiddish
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