What does coast mean?

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koʊstcoast

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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. Joe Kan:

    MUOS is going to bring a lot of capability, it’s a very pervasive system, used by all the services – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and other partners.

  2. Aboud Gabro:

    It was hard being on a rock without water or food, waiting for dawn and a coast guard ship to come save us.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    God can rewrite your story. Yes of course, in case you don't know. God can rewrite your story from being miserable to being enviable and from the worst to the best. As a matter of fact, he (God) rewrote the story of Jabez. And that's why, he changed his name and enlarged his coast too, scripture reference (1st Chronicles 4:10). Moreover, he (God) equally rewrote the story of Joseph. Now, that's why he made him (Joseph) a prime minister/general overseer in a foreign country (Egypt) to be specific, scripture reference (Genesis 41 : 41-45). As well, he (God) rewrote the story of Esther. And that's why she (Esther) surprisingly became a queen in a foreign nation (Babylon) to be precise, scripture reference (Esther 2:17). Besides, God rewrote the story of David. And that's why, he (God) transformed him (David) from being an ordinary shepherd to being the most celebrated king of Israel, scripture reference (1st Samuel 16 : 1-13). Now, the above instances truly signify that, God can surely and­ ­effortlessly rewrite your own story, no matter how bad or miserable it seems to you. Listen up, all you've got to do is just to trust in him (God) undoubtedly. And then, wait patiently on him to change your story or condition at his own time and not at your own time. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Phin Ziebell:

    There is a looming supply issue in Australia. The east coast is dry and forecasts aren't looking good.

  5. Carl Lipo:

    The issue of water availability (or the lack of it) has often been mentioned by researchers who work on Rapa Nui/Easter Island, when we started to examine the details of the hydrology, we began to notice that freshwater access and statue location were tightly linked together. It wasnt obvious when walking around--with the water emerging at the coast during low tide, one doesnt necessarily see obvious indications of water. File photo - Statues at Anakena Beach, Easter Island, Chile. (Photo by Eric LAFFORGUE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Places without ahu/moai showed no freshwater, he added. The pattern was striking and surprising in how consistent it was. Researchers had already identified groundwater discharge in coastal areas as a key factor in the statues placement on Easter Islands coast. In the latest stage of the research, experts examined how the availability of freshwater in certain areas was linked to the methods and means of building the statues. EASTER ISLANDS ANCIENT CIVILIZATION WAS NOT DESTROYED BY WARFARE, EXPERTS SAY Around 900 statues, or moai, are dotted around Easter Island. Circa 1955: Two ancient statues of uncertain origin on Easter Island, in the South Pacific Ocean. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images).

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