Crossword clues for coast
- Where an ocean and a continent meet
- Put in minimal effort
- Land line?
- The shore of a sea or ocean
- The area within view
- East or West
- Ride downhill
- Gold or Ivory
- Ride a sled
- Glide along
- Glide effortlessly
- Coffin's "___ Calendar": 1949
- Pacific or Gold
- Littoral region
- Cape's locale
- Gold or Barbary
- Littoral area
- Keep going effortlessly
- Kind of line
- Barbary ___
- Sometimes it's clear
- Take it easy
- Not work very hard
- Stretch beside the water
- Kind of guard
- Hardly try
- Not try very hard
- Scenic drive locale
- Continue effortlessly
- Ocean liner?
- Vacation locale, with "the"
- Compete in a Soap Box Derby, e.g.
- Rest on one's laurels
- Continue downhill without pedaling
- Succeed effortlessly
- Source of late election returns, with "the"
- Proceed effortlessly
- Where a hurricane makes landfall
- Washing-up place
- It's clear when danger subsides
- Land that's not inland
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
To draw or keep near; to approach. [Obs.]
Anon she hears them chant it lustily, And all in haste she coasteth to the cry.
To sail by or near the shore.
The ancients coasted only in their navigation.
To sail from port to port in the same country.
[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\, v. t.
To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of. [Obs.]
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.
To conduct along a coast or river bank. [Obs.]
The Indians . . . coasted me along the river.
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.]
The side of a thing. [Obs.]
--Sir I. Newton.
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.
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.
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.]
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
"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.
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.
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.
a slope down which sleds may coast; "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
the area within view; "the coast is clear"
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]
v. move effortlessly; by force of gravity
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.