What does coach mean?

Definitions for coach

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word coach.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coach, manager, handlernoun

    (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team

  2. coach, private instructor, tutornoun

    a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)

  3. passenger car, coach, carriagenoun

    a railcar where passengers ride

  4. coach, four-in-hand, coach-and-fournoun

    a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver

  5. bus, autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicleverb

    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

    "he always rode the bus to work"

  6. coach, trainverb

    teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports

    "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew"

  7. coachverb

    drive a coach


  1. coachnoun

    A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

  2. coachnoun

    A railroad car drawn by a locomotive.

  3. coachnoun

    A trainer or instructor.

  4. coachnoun

    A single decked long-distance, or privately hired bus.

  5. coachnoun

    The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.

  6. coachnoun

    That part of a commercial passenger airplane reserved for those paying standard fare.

    John flew coach to Vienna, but first-class back home.

  7. coachverb

    To train.

  8. coachverb

    To instruct.

    She has coached many opera stars.

  9. Etymology: From coche, from Kutsche, from kocsi. According to historians, the coach was named after the small Hungarian town of Kocs, which made a livelihood from cart building and transport between Vienna and Budapest.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. COACHnoun

    Etymology: coche, Fr. kotczy, among the Hungarians, by whom this vehicle is said to have been invented. Minshew.

    Basilius attended for her in a coach, to carry her abroad to see some sports. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    A better would you fix?
    Then give humility a coach and six. Alexander Pope, Essay on Man.

    Suppose that last week my coach was within an inch of over-turning in a smooth even way, and drawn by very gentle horses. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Coachverb

    To carry in a coach.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The needy poet sticks to all he meets,
    Coach’d, carted, trod upon; now loose, now fast,
    And carry’d off in some dog’s tail at last. Alexander Pope, Dunciad.


  1. coach

    A coach is a person who trains, instructs, or guides an individual or a group in the development of skills or knowledge in a specific sport, profession, or field of learning. They support and encourage improvement and progression, offering advice, strategies and techniques to help achieve desired goals or outcomes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coachnoun

    a large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver

  2. Coachnoun

    a special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination; a trainer; esp. one who trains a boat's crew for a race

  3. Coachnoun

    a cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain

  4. Coachnoun

    a first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car

  5. Coachverb

    to convey in a coach

  6. Coachverb

    to prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction

  7. Coachverb

    to drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with

  8. Etymology: [F. coche, fr. It. cocchio, dim. of cocca little boat, fr. L. concha mussel, mussel shell, Gr. , akin to Skr. ankha. Cf. Conch, Cockboat, Cockle.]


  1. Coach

    In sports, a coach is a person involved in the direction, instruction and training of the operations of a sports team or of individual sportspeople. A coach may also be a teacher.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coach

    kōch, n. a large, close, four-wheeled carriage: a private tutor: a professional trainer in athletics.—v.t. to carry in a coach: to tutor, instruct, prepare others for, as an examination or a rowing contest, &c.—v.t. to study under a tutor.—ns. Coach′-box, the seat on which the driver of a coach sits; Coach′dog, a spotted dog, kept chiefly as an attendant on coaches, called also Dalmatian Dog; Coach′ee, Coach′y, a coachman; Coach′-fell′ow, a yoke-fellow, comrade; Coach′-hire, money paid for the use of a hired coach; Coach′-horse, a horse used for drawing a coach; Coach′-house, a house to keep a coach in; Coach′ing, travelling by coach: tutoring: instruction; Coach′man, the driver of a coach; Coach′-off′ice, a booking-office for passengers and parcels by stage-coach; Coach′-stand, a place where coaches stand for hire; Coach′-wheel; Coach′-whip.—adj. Coach′y, pertaining to a coach. [Fr. coche—Hung. kocsi (pron. kot′shi), from Kocs, a place south of Komorn.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. coach

    A sort of chamber or apartment in a large ship of war, just before the great cabin. The floor of it is formed by the aftmost part of the quarter-deck, and the roof of it by the poop: it is generally the habitation of the flag-captain.

Editors Contribution

  1. coach

    A person who manages a person or team of people and communicates and discusses goals, tasks, plans, instruction or direction.

    She is an amazing listener and efficient coach who loves to empower the team and knows the team creates together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

  2. coach

    A type of vehicle and transport.

    The coach had Wifi and the passengers were very happy it did.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. COACH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Coach is ranked #27481 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Coach surname appeared 877 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Coach.

    49.8% or 437 total occurrences were Black.
    43.9% or 385 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 28 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 17 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3443

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3799

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coach' in Nouns Frequency: #1182

Anagrams for coach »

  1. chaco

  2. choca

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coach in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of coach in a Sentence

  1. Jason La Canfora:

    Sources tell me 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan (is) very high on Sam Darnold, if that's a match, follow me here, the 49ers would be trading Jimmy Garoppolo, and sources tell me Bill Belichick would love to have a Jimmy G reunion in New England.

  2. Jeff Mateer:

    Coach Kennedy has been denied the freedom to coach for over five years, but he’s never been a quitter, we will fight on.

  3. Antoine Griezmann:

    Tactically, the coach did a perfect job yesterday, so we know we will be fully prepared.

  4. Jack Nunge:

    Ever since Jonas has taken over as head coach, we haven’t really had any out-of-bounds plays, i tried to call — look at the bench and call a simple one everybody knows, and Colby looked at me and said he was going to throw me the ball, and I was fortunate enough to knock down the shot.

  5. James Harden:

    It’s still possible, it’s not a 0% percent chance, I will say that. I love Coach Pop.

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Translations for coach

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  • ممرن, مدربArabic
  • ваго́нBelarusian
  • треньор, тренирам, вагон, пощенска колаBulgarian
  • entrenador, autocarCatalan, Valencian
  • kouč, trénovat, kočár, trenérCzech
  • trænerDanish
  • Trainer, Bus, trainieren, Kutsche, Wagen, Reisebus, Überlandbus, ausbildenGerman
  • προπονήτρια, προπονώ, πούλμαν, προπονητής, βαγόνιGreek
  • trejnistoEsperanto
  • entrenar, coche, entrenador, entrenadora, autocar, vagónSpanish
  • کالسکه, واگن, مربیPersian
  • linja-auto, vaunut, vaunu, bussi, valmentaja, valmentaaFinnish
  • coche, entraîner, voiture, entraîneurFrench
  • adestradorGalician
  • אימןHebrew
  • hintó, kocsi, távolsági autóbusz, vagon, edző, távolsági buszHungarian
  • վագոն, կառք, մարզիչArmenian
  • pelatihIndonesian
  • vettura, diligenza, allenatore, corriera, carrozza, carrozza ferroviaria, allenare, addestrare, istruttore, coachItalian
  • מאמןHebrew
  • 馬車, トレーナー, コーチJapanese
  • ತರಬೇತುದಾರKannada
  • 코치, 트레이너Korean
  • erebane, antrenor, otobûs, rahênan, fêr kirin, erebe, vagon, rahênerKurdish
  • raedaLatin
  • kariete, ratiLatvian
  • тренер, тренира, кочија, вагонMacedonian
  • kocMalay
  • coach, trainen, opleiden, koets, trainer, reisbus, coachenDutch
  • vogn, trenerNorwegian
  • autokar, trrenować, powóz, trener, karetaPolish
  • treinador, treinar, autocarro, ônibus, coche, carruagem, técnico, carreiraPortuguese
  • antrenorRomanian
  • повозка, коляска, экипаж, тренер, автобус, карета, дилижанс, вагонRussian
  • вагон, kòčija, кочијаSerbo-Croatian
  • tréner, trénovaťSlovak
  • kočija, vagon, trener, trenerka, treniratiSlovene
  • diligens, vagn, coach, buss, skjuts, tränare, träna, coacha, långfärdsbussSwedish
  • mkufunzi, kochaSwahili
  • பயிற்சியாளர்Tamil
  • โค้ชThai
  • koçTurkish
  • کوچUrdu
  • huấn luyện viênVietnamese
  • קאַרעטעYiddish
  • 教练Chinese

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