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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
coast
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a coast/coastal/cliff path
▪ From the cliff path, you get superb views out to sea.
East Coast
the coast road
▪ He continued along the coast road.
West Coast
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
eastern
▪ His findings mirror those of other studies elsewhere on the eastern coast.
▪ The island's best beaches lie along the norther and eastern coasts with plenty of sand to choose from.
▪ It will become misty near some eastern coasts.
▪ The mainland of Yvresse lies along the eastern coast of Ulthuan but the realm also encompasses the islands of the Eastern Ocean.
northern
▪ The most recent road circuits the northern coast of the Applecross peninsula and branches from the Lochcarron road outside Shieldaig.
▪ In the end, this small valley along the northern coast of California will become a solid block of life.
▪ This small area was centred around Oviedo on the northern coast.
▪ Perkins moved from Nashville to Mendocino along the Northern California coast two years ago.
▪ Now they come from the central and northern coasts of California.
southern
▪ Nicephorus' fleet harried the accessible southern coasts in retribution, but made no firm gains.
▪ On the southern Dhofar coast, monsoon rains provide a fertile climate in which bananas and citrus trees proliferate.
▪ The docks were built where the deep water channel of the Humber touches the southern coast.
western
▪ He knew the time had come to head directly north along the western coast and investigate Cape Wrath at last.
■ NOUN
east
▪ They are between the hills and the Forth and are sparing nothing in Lothian, from the east coast to Dunedin.
▪ We stayed overnight in a motor camp in Picton and continued next day, southwards down the east coast to Kaikoura.
▪ A view of the east coast bays will encompass many miles and always a huge sky.
▪ The east coast main line has been electrified, according to figures provided by the Minister, at a cost of £470 million.
▪ The recession on the east coast has taken a heavy toll of banks there.
▪ The east coast of Britain has notably less rainfall than the country's average.
▪ His ship was turned into a minesweeper in the war, and he went down with her off the east coast.
guard
▪ The end of Grand Isle hosts the coast guard headquarters.
▪ Across from us, the coast guard station is quiet.
▪ The field station consists of a modern Ann Exe built on to the old coast guard station.
▪ As is the way of coast guard stations, it once had waves lapping at its doorstep.
▪ The coast guard impound boats if they find anything.
north
▪ The first, titled Bosigran, covers the north coast from Wicca Pillar to Sennen.
▪ At this rate, she will never make the north coast by nightfall.
▪ At last I found the right place on an island off the north coast.
▪ Off the north coast of Siberia there may be something even bigger.
▪ Heavy industry was developed along the north coast, without any consideration of chemical, atmospheric and environmental pollution.
▪ Some of the women are lifelong volunteers, but many began to get involved once they moved to the north coast.
▪ In some places on exceptionally clear days you can almost see from the south to the north coast.
▪ From Portela, an alternative route is to go along the north coast through Porto da Cruz and Faial.
path
▪ Continue east along the coast path.
▪ Although justifiably most famous for the coast path there are plenty of other outdoor activities to enjoy in Pembrokeshire.
▪ From Readymoney Cove at Fowey the coast path is clearly signed to Polkerris.
▪ Start by picking up the coast path by the sea in Swanage.
▪ Threecliff Bay - one of the highlights on the coast path west of Mumbles.
▪ It was a just over a week since she had first set foot on the Dorset coast path.
▪ Cross the bridge by Aberrhigian Beach and walk along the coast path.
road
▪ We drive through mountains and then out along a dull coast road.
▪ He was rowed ashore again, and I watched as he embarked along the coast road.
▪ She takes them for a walk along the coast road.
▪ Heading further north, a journey along the 60 miles of coast road is rewarding for its spectacular views.
▪ He turned down a street leading to the coast road, and Ruth knew he was heading for Starr Hills.
▪ She reached the coast road and a fire engine charged into view, spreading a bow wave.
▪ Crossing the coast road, she climbed up the gradual grassy slope on the land ward side of the sea wall.
▪ Cobalt joined the coast road and they roared along the ramparts of the ancient town.
sea
▪ The sea coast provides fishing and in some of the larger settlements, main harbours.
south
▪ The breakthrough was a squat we turned over on the south coast, two years back.
▪ The police were said to be concentrating on, the south coast.
▪ An ambitious reclamation scheme on the south coast also came to nothing around this time.
▪ Elsewhere, on the south coast, the match between Ardingly and Eastbourne also reflected the open approach which deserves encouragement.
▪ It has been typical weather on Britain's south coast this August.
▪ His family own a bakery and have two shops on the south coast.
▪ Similar vans have been spotted in the south-east and on the south coast.
▪ They will also cut journey times to Gatwick and to the south coast.
west
▪ Turning off is the A.832 bound for Gairloch, forty-five miles distant on the west coast.
▪ That eliminated the east and west coasts.
▪ However, in the deeper waters off the west coast, dives in excess of 1000m have been recorded for grey seals.
■ VERB
live
▪ The economic position of those who lived near the coast was higher, and there were wealthy Vahumpura traders in Colombo.
▪ An estimated 145, 000 of the marine mammals live off the California coast.
▪ So you want to live on the coast?
▪ If the sequoia is the biggest living thing, the coast redwood is the tallest living thing.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
the East Coast
the West Coast
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A power station, which can operate on coal or oil, is being built on the coast near Hadera.
▪ At this rate, she will never make the north coast by nightfall.
▪ By 1914, they had set up a system of relaying messages from coast to coast.
▪ Next is the coast from La Spezia to Pisa.
▪ Only 10 percent of the coast was said to be in excellent condition.
▪ The tallest Western species is the coast redwood, which I described in an earlier chapter.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
along
▪ The giant palms lining the road inspected me disinterestedly as I coasted along trying to find the Alcade Apartments.
▪ They rise up out of nowhere, coast along in the rearview mirror.
▪ The shares were coasting along at above 400p and looking like going better after a string of tipsters recommendations.
▪ Not long ago, this team coasted along on the road to resurrection.
▪ The end result is that both start coasting along in the same direction in which the box was originally moving.
▪ I had to coast along until I stopped.
■ NOUN
victory
▪ Oakland promptly coasted to a 34-13 victory, its first road win since Nov. 12, 1995.
▪ The Cowboys promptly made their strongest statement of the season, coasting to a 29-10 victory over Miami.
west
▪ Projects such as the west coast main line and the Channel Tunnel rail link are expected to come in well over budget.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ If you feel that you've been coasting in your job, perhaps it's time for a change.
▪ Laura was a bright kid and she could coast along at school without too much effort.
▪ She used to be an honor student, but now she's just coasting.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But this is hardly a place for coasting.
▪ By now we were close to my farm, coasting down off the ridge, the headlights turning the gravel road white.
▪ I had to coast along until I stopped.
▪ In 1994 he coasted to re-election.
▪ So there's no scope to coast at all and not pick the strongest team.
▪ The shares were coasting along at above 400p and looking like going better after a string of tipsters recommendations.
▪ You begin by coasting down the log flume, which makes you laugh.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Coast

Coast \Coast\ (k[=o]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Coasting.] [OE. costien, costeien, costen, OF. costier, costoier, F. c[^o]toyer, fr. Of. coste coast, F. c[^o]te. See Coast, n.]

  1. To draw or keep near; to approach. [Obs.]

    Anon she hears them chant it lustily, And all in haste she coasteth to the cry.
    --Shak.

  2. To sail by or near the shore.

    The ancients coasted only in their navigation.
    --Arbuthnot.

  3. To sail from port to port in the same country.

  4. [Cf. OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, hill, hillside.] To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice. [Local, U. S.]

Coast

Coast \Coast\, v. t.

  1. To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of. [Obs.]
    --Hakluyt.

  2. To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of.

    Nearchus, . . . not knowing the compass, was fain to coast that shore.
    --Sir T. Browne.

  3. To conduct along a coast or river bank. [Obs.]

    The Indians . . . coasted me along the river.
    --Hakluyt.

Coast

Coast \Coast\ (k[=o]st), n. [OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t., Cutlet.]

  1. The side of a thing. [Obs.]
    --Sir I. Newton.

  2. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border. [Obs.]

    From the river, the river Euphrates, even to the uttermost sea, shall your coast be.
    --Deut. xi. 24.

  3. The seashore, or land near it. He sees in English ships the Holland coast. --Dryden. We the Arabian coast do know At distance, when the species blow. --Waller. The coast is clear, the danger is over; no enemy in sight. --Dryden. Fig.: There are no obstacles. ``Seeing that the coast was clear, Zelmane dismissed Musidorus.'' --Sir P. Sidney. Coast guard.

    1. A body of men originally employed along the coast to prevent smuggling; now, under the control of the admiralty, drilled as a naval reserve. [Eng.]

    2. The force employed in life-saving stations along the seacoast. [U. S.]

      Coast rat (Zo["o]l.), a South African mammal ( Bathyergus suillus), about the size of a rabbit, remarkable for its extensive burrows; -- called also sand mole.

      Coast waiter, a customhouse officer who superintends the landing or shipping of goods for the coast trade. [Eng.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
coast

"margin of the land," early 14c.; earlier "rib as a part of the body" (early 12c.), from Old French coste "rib, side, flank; slope, incline;" later "coast, shore" (12c., Modern French côte), from Latin costa "a rib," perhaps related to a root word for "bone" (compare Old Church Slavonic kosti "bone," also see osseous).\n

\nLatin costa developed a secondary sense in Medieval Latin of "the shore," via notion of the "side" of the land, as well as "side of a hill," and this passed into Romanic (Italian costa "coast, side," Spanish cuesta "slope," costa "coast"), but only in the Germanic languages that borrowed it is it fully specialized in this sense (Dutch kust, Swedish kust, German Küste, Danish kyst). French also used this word for "hillside, slope," which led to verb meaning "sled downhill," first attested 1775 in American English. Expression the coast is clear (16c.) is an image of landing on a shore unguarded by enemies.

coast

late 14c., "to skirt, to go around the sides, to go along the border" of something (as a ship does the coastline), from Anglo-French costien, from the French source of coast (n.). The meaning "sled downhill," first attested 1775 in American English, is a separate borrowing. Of motor vehicles, "to move without thrust from the engine," by 1925; figurative use, of persons, "not to exert oneself," by 1934. Related: Coasted; coasting.

Wiktionary
coast

n. 1 (context obsolete English) The side or edge of something. (15th-18th c.) 2 The edge of the land where it meets an ocean, sea, gulf, bay, or large lake. (from 14th c.) 3 (context obsolete English) A region of land; a district or country. (14th-17th c.) 4 (context obsolete English) A region of the air or heavens. (14th-17th c.) vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To glide along without adding energy. 2 (context intransitive nautical English) To sail along a coast. 3 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. 4 (context obsolete English) To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of. 5 (context obsolete English) To sail by or near; to follow the coastline of. 6 (context obsolete English) To conduct along a coast or river bank. 7 (context US dialect English) To slide downhill; to slide on a sled upon snow or ice.

WordNet
coast
  1. n. the shore of a sea or ocean [syn: seashore, seacoast, sea-coast]

  2. a slope down which sleds may coast; "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"

  3. the area within view; "the coast is clear"

  4. 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" [syn: slide, glide]

coast

v. move effortlessly; by force of gravity

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Coast (surname)

Coast is an English surname. Early spellings include Cost and Coste which suggest it may be an anglicisation of the French surname De Coste.

People called Coast include:

  • John Coast (1916–1989), English writer and music presenter
Coast (PAT station)

Coast was a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network, located in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The street level stop was located on a small island platform in the middle of Broadway Avenue, through which The T traveled along former streetcar tracks. The station served a densely populated residential area through which bus service was limited because of the hilly terrain.

Coast was one of eleven stops closed on June 25, 2012 as part of a system-wide consolidation effort.

Coast

A coastline or a seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean, or a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake. A precise line that can be called a coastline cannot be determined due to the Coastline paradox.

The term coastal zone is a region 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. Edinburgh for example is a city on the coast of Scotland.

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 (sea shore) and lakes (lake shore). Similarly, the somewhat related term "[Stream bed/bank]" refers to the land alongside or sloping down to a river (riverbank) 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. According to the UN atlas, 44% of people live within of the sea.

Coast (New Zealand)

Coast is a New Zealand radio network playing a mix of easy listening, pop and R&B music from the late 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and more recent years. The network includes 17 stations in major cities and provincial centres from studios in central Auckland, owned and operated by New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME). Its programming includes a live network breakfast programme with Bay of Plenty identity Brian Kelly.

The Coast network reaches an estimated 189,000 listeners each week - many of them baby boomers and the parents of adult children. Its format is smooth, with short hourly news bulletins, succinct voice breaks, minimal ad breaks and limited clutter. Its target listener is 40 to 64 years old, has reached their highest-earning potential, owns their own home and spends disposable income on luxury items and travel. The audience is almost equally male and female, with a 52% female skew.

The current Coast format was launched in 2004, and includes music from the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson, Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand and Elton John. Other unrelated stations also carry the Coast name, including the independently and operated Coast FM network based at Westport on New Zealand's South Island West Coast. Coast Access FM, a community radio station, broadcasts to the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua.

Coast (TV series)

Coast is a BBC documentary series first broadcast on BBC Two television in 2005. A second series started on 26 October 2006, a third in early 2007 and a fourth in mid-2009. It covers various subjects relating to both the natural and social history of the British coastline and also more recently, that of Britain's near neighbours. A fifth series was aired in 2010, followed by a sixth in 2011. A seventh series aired in 2012 and followed a different format from previous series. Series eight started in 2013 while series nine aired in 2014 and series ten in 2015.

The series is a collaboration between the Open University and BBC Productions, Birmingham.

In December 2013, the first reversion of the series format, Coast Australia, screened on the History Channel in Australia. Hosted by Neil Oliver, it was the second highest rating show in the history of the channel. It started airing on BBC Two from 14 May 2014. Series two was aired in 2015.

Coast (folk rock band)

Coast is an English/Scottish folk rock group, based in Oban, UK. Coast is Paul Eastham (lead vocals, keyboards, guitars, accordion), Chris Barnes (percussion), Finlay Wells (bass guitar), Andy Murray (lead guitar) and Graeme "Mop" Youngson (drums)

Coast (soap)

Coast is a brand of deodorant soap and body wash. It was originally created by the Procter & Gamble company and launched in 1976. Its marketing catchphrase is "The Eye Opener!" Originally a bar soap, the company also began to produce body wash in 2003.

Coast (Scottish band)

Coast were a Scottish band active 1991-1999. The band achieved initial success with singles including "Now That You Know Me" but failed to translate their success beyond the debut album.

Coast (disambiguation)

The coast is where the land meets the sea or ocean.

Coast may also refer to:

  • Coast (surname)
  • Coast (New Zealand radio), a New Zealand radio network, started in 2005
  • Coast (TV series), a BBC TV documentary series
  • Coast Art Project, an art project in Essex, England
  • Coast Province, a province in Kenya
  • Coast Region, a region in Tanzania
  • Team Coast, a German professional cycling team year 2000
  • The Coast, a newspaper
  • The Coast, Newark, New Jersey, a neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey
  • Coasting, or to coast can refer to a technique of driving a manual transmission car
  • Coast (soap), a brand of bar soap and body wash, currently manufactured by the Dial Corporation
  • Coast (Scottish band) 1991-1996
  • The Coast (band), a Canadian band on Aporia Records
  • Coast (folk rock band), an English folk rock band on Awen Records, 2007
  • Coasts, an indie-pop quintet from Bristol, England
  • Coast (PAT station), a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network
  • Coast at Lakeshore East, a Chicago residential skyscraper
  • Coast (magazine), a consumer magazine about the British seaside
  • Coast (web browser), a web browser developed by Opera Software

COAST may refer to:

  • Cache on a stick, computer memory
  • Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope, an astronomical optical interferometer
  • Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, a public bus system in the coastal region of New Hampshire, United States
  • COAST Laboratory (Computer Operations, Audit, and Security Technology) of Purdie University

Coastal may refer to:

  • Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, or its athletic program, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  • Coastal Corporation, an American oil company
  • Coastal (horse) (1976–2005), American Thoroughbred racehorse
  • Coastal (The Field Mice album)
  • Coastal (Godstar album)

'''Coastline ''' may refer to:

  • Coastline (magazine), an online-only magazine edited by Michael J.S. Cox
  • Coastline (sculpture), a 1993 outdoor sculpture by American artist Jim Sanborn
Coast (magazine)

Coast is a consumer magazine about the British seaside. It was launched as a bi-monthly title in 2004 by Coastal Living Ltd, and was then published by Edisea Ltd, until UK publishing company National Magazines (now Hearst Magazines UK) bought it in 2005. National Magazines continued to publish it bi-monthly as a sister title to Country Living magazine. It increased the number of issues published per year to ten in 2007. The Magazine was taken over by current publishers Kelsey Publishing Ltd in November 2012. The number of issues published per year was increased to twelve in 2014. Coast covers all aspects of living by the sea: homes, gardens, travel, food and health.

Usage examples of "coast".

Captain Toner has aboard a frigate called Endymion someone that I esteem very highly, along with forty other men he took from my ship off the coast of Brittany.

Carthage was condemned to pay within the term of fifty years, were a slight acknowledgment of the superiority of Rome, and cannot bear the least proportion with the taxes afterwards raised both on the lands and on the persons of the inhabitants, when the fertile coast of Africa was reduced into a province.

With the acquisition of a superfluous waste of fertile soil, the conquerors obtained the command of a naval force, sufficient to transport their armies to the coast of Asia.

The valley wanted to get everything to market in one generation, indifferent to the fate of those who should come after-the passes through the mountains being choked by cars carrying to the coasts crops from increasing acreage of declining productivity or the products of swiftly disappearing forests or the output of mines that must soon be exhausted.

Congress States were entitled to enact legislation adapted to the local needs of interstate and foreign commerce, that a pilotage law was of this description, and was, accordingly, constitutionally applicable until Congress acted to the contrary to vessels engaged in the coasting trade.

A hundred and thirty of these were furnished by Egypt and the adjacent coast of Africa.

It is impossible to justify the vain and credulous exaggerations of modern travellers, who have sometimes stretched the limits of Constantinople over the adjacent villages of the European, and even of the Asiatic coast.

Even densely peopled areas like north Kent, the Sussex coast, west Gloucestershire and east Somerset, immediately adjoin areas like the Weald of Kent and Sussex where Romano-British remains hardly occur.

Purple Rocks, taking the bodies back to the coast in Ruathen barrels, putting them on a caravel set adrift in the known path of the Waterdhavian hunting vessel.

French, with his cavalry, pushed out feelers, and coasted along the edge of the advancing host.

Frido and I went farther afield, now on horseback, and now along the shores of the Amber Coast.

The sky was heavy with drifting masses of cloud, aflare with red and gold and all the sunset colours, from the black line of coast, lying in the west, far into the east, where sea and sky were turning gray.

Well, Mark he know of an old church, in a hollow of the mountains, not far from the coast, to the east of Agios Georgios.

At anchor, Plymouth harbor: The Master of the ship, with three or four of the sailors and several of the Planters, went aland and marched along the coast several miles.

In order that they might still continue to live and enjoy life as fully as possible, an island off the coast of Alata was set apart for them.