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coast- First meant "side of the body," from Latin costa, "flank, rib, side."
beach shore coast
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.
Shore is a more general word for the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river.
The coast is the border between the land and the sea, or the part of a country that is next to the sea.
Past participle: coasted
|Noun||1.||coast - the shore of a 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)
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"|
|3.||coast - the area within view; "the coast is clear"|
|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"
snowboarding - the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard
|Verb||1.||coast - move effortlessly; by force of gravity|
freewheel - coast in a vehicle using the freewheel
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly
it's on the west coast of Scotland → está 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
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