- The definition of coast means land along the ocean.
An example of a coast is a beach.
- Coast means to sail along or near an oceanside, to slide down an incline.
- An example of coast is to ride a sailboat through the waters near a beach.
- An example of coast is to sled down a hill.
A portion of the California coast.
coast definition by Webster's New World
- land alongside the sea; seashore
- Obsolete frontier; borderland
Origin: < CdnFr, hillside, slopean incline down which a slide is taken
- ☆ a slide or ride, as on a sled going down an incline by the force of gravity
Origin: Middle English coste, coast ; from Old French a rib, hill, shore, coast ; from Classical Latin costa, a rib, side
- to sail near or along a coast, esp. from port to port
- ☆ to go down an incline, as on a sled
- ☆ to continue in motion on momentum or by the force of gravity after propelling power has stopped
- ☆ to continue without serious effort, letting one's past efforts carry one along
coast definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Land next to the sea; the seashore.b. Coast The Pacific coast of the United States.
- A hill or other slope down which one may coast, as on a sled.
- The act of sliding or coasting; slide.
- Obsolete The frontier or border of a country.
- a. To slide down an incline through the effect of gravity.b. To move effortlessly and smoothly. See Synonyms at slide.
- To move without further use of propelling power.
- To act or move aimlessly or with little effort: coasted for a few weeks before applying for a job.
- Nautical To sail near or along a coast.
Origin: Middle English coste, from Old French, from Latin costa, side; see kost- in Indo-European roots.
- coastˈal adjective
coast - Computer Definition
coast - Phrases/Idioms
the coast is clear