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coast

 (kōst)
n.
1.
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
v.intr.
1.
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.
v.tr. Nautical
To sail or move along the coast or border of.

[Middle English coste, from Old French, from Latin costa, side; see kost- in Indo-European roots.]

coast′al (kō′stəl) adj.

coast

(kəʊst)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. the line or zone where the land meets the sea or some other large expanse of water
b. (in combination): coastland.
2. Brit the seaside
3. (Individual Sports, other than specified)
a. a slope down which a sledge may slide
b. the act or an instance of sliding down a slope
4. obsolete borderland or frontier
5. the coast is clear informal the obstacles or dangers are gone
vb
6. to move or cause to move by momentum or force of gravity
7. (intr) to proceed without great effort: to coast to victory.
8. (Nautical Terms) to sail along (a coast)
[C13: from Old French coste coast, slope, from Latin costa side, rib]
ˈcoastal adj
ˈcoastally adv

coast

(koʊst)

n.
1. the land next to the sea; seashore.
2. the region adjoining it.
3. a slide or ride down a hill or slope, as on a sled.
4. the Coast, West Coast.
5. Obs. the boundary or border of a country.
v.i.
6. to slide on a sled down a snowy or icy incline.
7. to descend a hill, as on a bicycle, without using pedals.
8. to continue to move on acquired momentum: We cut off the motor and coasted into town.
9. to progress with little or no effort: to coast through school.
10. Archaic. to sail along a coast.
v.t.
11. to cause to move along under acquired momentum.
12. to proceed along the coast of.
13. Obs. to sail along the border of.
Idioms:
the coast is clear, nothing is present to impede or endanger one's progress.
[1325–75; Middle English cost(e) < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin costa rib, side, wall]

coast

- First meant "side of the body," from Latin costa, "flank, rib, side."
See also related terms for rib.

beach

shorecoast
1. 'beach'

A beach is an area along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river that is covered with sand or small stones. You can relax or play on a beach, or use it as a place to swim from.

He walked along the beach.
Children were building sandcastles on the beach.
2. 'shore'

Shore is a more general word for the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river.

He swam towards the shore.
3. 'coast'

The coast is the border between the land and the sea, or the part of a country that is next to the sea.

We stayed in a small village on the west coast of Scotland.
There are industrial cities along the coast.

coast


Past participle: coasted
Gerund: coasting

Imperative
coast
coast
Present
I coast
you coast
he/she/it coasts
we coast
you coast
they coast
Preterite
I coasted
you coasted
he/she/it coasted
we coasted
you coasted
they coasted
Present Continuous
I am coasting
you are coasting
he/she/it is coasting
we are coasting
you are coasting
they are coasting
Present Perfect
I have coasted
you have coasted
he/she/it has coasted
we have coasted
you have coasted
they have coasted
Past Continuous
I was coasting
you were coasting
he/she/it was coasting
we were coasting
you were coasting
they were coasting
Past Perfect
I had coasted
you had coasted
he/she/it had coasted
we had coasted
you had coasted
they had coasted
Future
I will coast
you will coast
he/she/it will coast
we will coast
you will coast
they will coast
Future Perfect
I will have coasted
you will have coasted
he/she/it will have coasted
we will have coasted
you will have coasted
they will have coasted
Future Continuous
I will be coasting
you will be coasting
he/she/it will be coasting
we will be coasting
you will be coasting
they will be coasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coasting
you have been coasting
he/she/it has been coasting
we have been coasting
you have been coasting
they have been coasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coasting
you will have been coasting
he/she/it will have been coasting
we will have been coasting
you will have been coasting
they will have been coasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coasting
you had been coasting
he/she/it had been coasting
we had been coasting
you had been coasting
they had been coasting
Conditional
I would coast
you would coast
he/she/it would coast
we would coast
you would coast
they would coast
Past Conditional
I would have coasted
you would have coasted
he/she/it would have coasted
we would have coasted
you would have coasted
they would have coasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coast - the shore of a sea or oceancoast - the shore of a sea or ocean    
litoral, littoral, littoral zone, sands - the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
foreshore - the part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark
landfall - the seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)
seaboard, seaside - the shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort
shore - the land along the edge of a body of water
tideland - land near the sea that is overflowed by the tide
2.coast - a slope down which sleds may coast; "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
3.coast - the area within view; "the coast is clear"
panorama, vista, view, aspect, scene, prospect - the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
4.coast - 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"
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
sideslip, skid, slip - an unexpected slide
snowboarding - the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard
Verb1.coast - move effortlessly; by force of gravity
freewheel - coast in a vehicle using the freewheel
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly

coast

noun
1. shore, border, beach, strand, seaside, coastline, seaboard, littoral Camp sites are usually situated along the coast.
Related words
adjective littoral
verb
1. cruise, sail, drift, taxi, glide, freewheel I slipped into neutral gear and coasted down the slope.

coast

verb
To pass smoothly, quietly, and undisturbed on or as if on a slippery surface:
Translations
سَاحِلساحِليَنْحَدِر
costa
pobřežísjíždětbřeh
kysttrillebredkøre i frigearkøre på frihjul
marbordo
rannikko
obala
szabadonfutóval legurul
pantai
ströndrenna undan brekku
沿岸
해안
padėkliukaspajūriopakrančių laivaspakrantėpakrantės sargyba
krastslaisties lejup pa nogāzipiekraste
obala
kust
mapwamapwajipwaniufuko
ชายฝั่ง
kıyısahilaşağı doğru gitmek
bờ biển

coast

[kəʊst]
A. N (= shore) → costa f; (= coastline) → litoral m
it's on the west coast of Scotlandestá en la costa oeste de Escocia
the coast is clear (= there is no one about) → no hay moros en la costa; (= the danger is over) → pasó el peligro
B. VI (also coast along) (Aut) → ir en punto muerto; (on sledge, cycle) → deslizarse cuesta abajo (fig) → avanzar sin esfuerzo

coast

[ˈkəʊst]
ncôte f
It's on the west coast of Scotland → C'est sur la côte ouest de l'Écosse.
the coast is clear → la voie est libre
vi
[car] → avancer en roue libre
(= take things easy) [organization, student] → se la couler douce
(= win easily) [team] → gagner facilement

coast

nKüste f, → Gestade nt (poet); at the coastan der Küste; on the coastam Meer; we’re going to the coastwir fahren an die Küste or ans Meer; the coast is clear (fig)die Luft ist rein
vi
(car, cyclist, in neutral) → (im Leerlauf) fahren; (= cruise effortlessly)dahinrollen; (athlete)locker laufen; (US, on sled) → hinunterrodeln
(fig) to be coasting alongmühelos or spielend vorankommen; he was just coasting up to the examer steuerte ohne große Mühe aufs Examen zu

coast

:
coastguard
nKüstenwache f; the coastsdie Küstenwacht; coast boat/stationKüstenwachtboot nt/-posten m
coastline
nKüste f

coast

[kəʊst]
1. ncosta (also coastline) → litorale m
the coast is clear (fig) → la via è libera
2. vi (Aut) → andare in folle; (Cycling) → andare a ruota libera

coast

(kəust) noun
the side or border of land next to the sea. The coast was very rocky.
verb
to travel downhill (in a vehicle, on a bicycle etc) without the use of any power such as the engine or pedalling. He coasted for two miles after the car ran out of petrol.
ˈcoastal adjective
of or near the coast. a coastal town.
ˈcoaster noun
1. a vessel that sails along near the coast.
2. a small mat for putting under a drinking-glass etc.
ˈcoastguard noun
a person or group of people, employed to watch the coast for smugglers, ships in distress etc.

coast

سَاحِل pobřeží kyst Küste ακτή costa rannikko côte obala costa 沿岸 해안 kust kyst wybrzeże litoral побережье kust ชายฝั่ง kıyı bờ biển 海岸
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