- 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)
From Middle French coche, from German Kutsche, from Hungarian kocsi. According to historians, the coach was named after the small Hungarian town of Kocs, which made a livelihood from cart building and transport between Vienna and Budapest.