coast

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[coast]

The noun coast describes the area where the land meets the sea the seashore. When your mom says, "We're going to the coast," pack your bathing suit, because you'll be near the ocean.

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The side of a thing.

Noun
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"

Noun
the area within view; "the coast is clear"

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

Noun
the shore of a sea or ocean

Verb
move effortlessly; by force of gravity

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v. t.
The side of a thing.

v. t.
The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border.

v. t.
The seashore, or land near it.

n.
To draw or keep near; to approach.

n.
To sail by or near the shore.

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

n.
To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice.

v. t.
To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.

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

v. t.
To conduct along a coast or river bank.


Coast

Coast , n. [OF. coste, F. c'93te, 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.
3. The seashore, or land near it.
He sees in English ships the Holland coast.
We the Arabian coast do know At distance, when the species blow.
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) 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.] (b) The force employed in lifesaving stations along the seacoast. [U. S.] -- Coast rat (Zo'94l.), 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.]

Coast

Coast , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Coasting.] [OE. costien, costeien, costen, OF. costier, costoier, F. c'93toyer, fr. Of. coste coast, F. c'93te. 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.
2. To sail by or near the shore.
The ancients coasted only in their navigation.
3. To sail from port to port in the same country. 4. [Cf. OF. coste, F. c'93te, hill, hillside.] To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice. [Local, U. S.]

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.
3. To conduct along a coast or river bank. [Obs.]
The Indians . . . coasted me along the river.

The side of a thing.

To draw or keep near; to approach.

To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.

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Usage Examples

Attitude is attitude, whether you're a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.

Mexican food is far more varied than people think. It changes like dialects. I was brought up in Jalisco by the sea on a basic diet - tomatoes, chillis, peppers of every size and rice, which is a Mexican staple. The Pacific coast has a huge array of seafood.

I have faith the men and women of the Coast Guard will immediately rise to the challenge and see the people hit by Katrina through until the storm has truly calmed.

It's funny, but we were living on this small island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina when I was 9.

I have no doubt that the government of this great nation will work with its people to lead New Orleans and the Gulf Coast back to an enlightened, proud, safe part of the world.

Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.

We've done it in intelligence sharing and certain elements of security. There were parts of the department, in fact, that worked very well in Katrina, like the Coast Guard and TSA.

Since I was a kid, I've had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties - but I'd never really touched on dark Americana.

Because the sad fact is that the Enron Corporation and others manipulated with unfortunately great effect the energy market in the West Coast starting in 2000.

I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.

From coast to coast, the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission have ensnared people not only at hedge funds, but at technology and pharmaceutical companies, consulting and law firms, government agencies, and even a major stock exchange.

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.

I'm thankful for Sarah Palin's vice presidential bid, which taught us that Alaska is not in a box off the coast of California.

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