- The definition of a coach is a large four-wheeled covered wagon used for transportation in the 16th to 19th centuries or a passenger railroad car.
An example of a coach is the buggy that Amish people use today to get from one place to another.
- Coach is defined as the lowest fare available on different types of transportation.
An example of coach is the largest area available for passengers on an airplane.
- To coach is defined as to train or teach someone.
An example of to coach is someone training a high school soccer team.
Flying coach on an airplane.
- a large, covered, four-wheeled carriage used in the 16th-19th cent. as a public conveyance, with seats for passengers inside and an open, raised seat in front for the driver; stagecoach
- ☆ a railroad passenger car furnishing the lowest-priced seating accommodations
- the lowest-priced class of accommodations on some airlines
- a bus (sense )
- an enclosed automobile, usually a two-door sedan
Origin of coachorig., university slang a private tutor who prepares a student in a subject or for an examination
- an instructor or trainer, as of athletes, actors, or singers
- ☆ Baseball a member of the team at bat, stationed near first and near third base to signal and direct the base runners and batters
- Sports the person who is in overall charge of a team and the strategy in gamesoften called head coach
Origin of coachFrench coche ; from German kutsche ; from Hungarian kocsi (szekér), (carriage of) Kócs, village in Hungary where it was first used
- Rare to carry in a coach
- to instruct in a subject, or prepare for an examination, by private tutoring
- to instruct and train (athletes, actors, etc.)
- to ride in a coach
- to act as a coach
- a. A bus, especially one designed for long-distance passenger service.b. A railroad passenger car.c. A closed automobile, usually with two doors.d. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage with an elevated exterior seat for the driver; a stagecoach.
- Coach class.
- Sports A person who trains or directs athletes or athletic teams.
- a. A person who gives instruction, as in singing or acting.b. A private tutor employed to prepare a student for an examination.
tr. & intr.v.coached, coach·ing, coach·es
- To train or tutor or to act as a trainer or tutor.
- To transport by or ride in a coach.
Origin of coachFrench coche, from obsolete German Kotsche, from Hungarian kocsi, after Kocs, a town of northwest Hungary (where such carriages were first made).
- A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
- (rail transport) A railroad car drawn by a locomotive.
- A trainer or instructor.
- (UK) A single decked long-distance, or privately hired bus.
- (nautical) The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.
- That part of a commercial passenger airplane reserved for those paying standard fare.
- John flew coach to Vienna, but first-class back home.
(third-person singular simple present coaches, present participle coaching, simple past and past participle coached)