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Land bordering the sea.


(Physical Geography) land bordering on the sea; a coast



the land immediately adjacent to the sea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seacoast - the shore of a sea or oceanseacoast - 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
References in classic literature ?
The seacoasts are full of these little village tragedies - real tragedies, too, however insignificant they may seem to us."
Half the sky was chequered with black thunderheads, but all the west was luminous and clear: in the lightning flashes it looked like deep blue water, with the sheen of moonlight on it; and the mottled part of the sky was like marble pavement, like the quay of some splendid seacoast city, doomed to destruction.
The tribe to which he belonged roamed a tract extending, roughly, twenty-five miles along the seacoast and some fifty miles inland.