The definition of coast means land along the ocean.(noun)
An example of a coast is a beach.
Coast means to sail along or near an oceanside, to slide down an incline.(verb)
See coast in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < CdnFr, hillside, slopean incline down which a slide is taken
Origin: ME coste, coast < OFr, a rib, hill, shore, coast < L costa, a rib, side
See coast in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English coste
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin costa, side; see kost- in Indo-European roots.
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