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Coast meaning

coast - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. a slope down which sleds may coast; " when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
  3. 3. The side of a thing.
  4. 4. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border.
  5. 5. The seashore, or land near it.
  6. 6. To draw or keep near; to approach.
  7. 7. To sail by or near the shore.
  8. 8. To sail from port to port in the same country.
  9. 9. To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice.
  10. 10. To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.
  11. 11. To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of.
  12. 12. To conduct along a coast or river bank.
  13. 13. Border of land next the sea.
  14. 14. To sail by the coast.

coast - examples of usage

  1. It was an open vessel, without a deck, that I went in, and in the winter time the coast there is very dangerous. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Once I was going to Durnish Island, a mile off the coast. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  3. We had a fair breeze going out of the Sound, but the wind headed us when we got into the Channel, and we made a tack towards the French coast. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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