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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun coast:
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Definition of the noun coast
What does coast mean as a name of something?
Coast is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.
noun - plural: coasts
- the shore of a sea or ocean
- lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
- synonyms of coast: sea-coast / seacoast / seashore
- more generic word: shore = the land along the edge of a body of water
- more specific terms:
- Barbary Coast = the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates
- Aeolia / Aeolis = an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
- Atlantic Coast = a coast of the Atlantic Ocean
- Gulf Coast = a seashore of the Gulf of Mexico
- Pacific Coast = a coast of the Pacific Ocean
- part: foreshore = the part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark
- a slope down which sleds may coast
- the area within view
- the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
- example: the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonyms of coast: glide / slide
- more generic words: motion / move / movement = the act of changing location from one place to another
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the noun coast
- [obsolete] The side or edge of something. [definition 15th-18th c.]
- The edge of the land where it meets the sea; the shoreline or oceanfront. [definition from 14th c.]
- [obsolete] A region of land; a district or country. [definition 14th-17th c.]
- [obsolete] A region of the air or heavens. [definition 14th-17th c.]
Definition of the verb coast
What does coast mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: coasted | coasting | coasts
- move effortlessly; by force of gravity
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- more generic word: glide = move smoothly and effortlessly
- more specific word: freewheel = coast in a vehicle using the freewheel
Alternative definition of the verb coast
- [intransitive] To glide along without adding energy.
- [intransitive, nautical] To sail along a coast
- Applied to human behavior, to make a minimal effort, to continue to do something in a routine way. This implies lack of initiative and effort.
Coast: Coasts is an English folk rock group, based in Southampton, UK.
- Paul Eastham (Keyboard) since
- Phil Marshall (Lead guitar) since
- Chris Lappage (Lead guitar) between and (2 years)
- Phil Langman (Drums) since
- Ray Drury (Keyboard) since
- Mark Mongan (Drums) until
- Adam Bowden (Bass guitar) until
- Russ Barnes (Lead guitar)
- Hamish Ferguson (Bass guitar)
- Charlie Goodall (Lead guitar) between and (6 months)
- Alec Stone (Acoustic guitar) since
- Steve Picken (Acoustic guitar) since
- Andrej Chernjavskij (Drums) since
- Andy Davey (Lead guitar) between and
- Nick Tann (Bass guitar) since
- Andy Murray (Lead guitar)
- Chris Barnes (Vocals) since
- Chris Greer (Keyboard)
- Steve Lawrence (Drums)
- genre: Folk rock
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Phrases with Coast
Phrases starting with the word Coast:
- Coast Fox
- Coast Oak
- coast lily
- Coast Mole
- Coast Pine
- Coast Miwok
- coast range
- Coast Fescue
- Coast Spruce
- Coast Yarrow
- coast banksia
- Coast Juniper
- coast redwood
Phrases ending with the word Coast:
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Coast
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Dixie Dharma (2012)
Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South by Jeff Wilson
The West Coast is the classic homeland for American Buddhism.
by Ann Reed
Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region and has a population of 170,000, a figure that seems too high but...
Cape Coast is a fascinating mix of the old and the new, the natural and the human-made: the contrast between the red earth ...
by John Stephenson
The Ivory Coast is the big hammer of cocoa production, supplying 37 percent of the 3.4 million metric tonstraded annually. Ghana ...
Southeastern Geographer (2014)
Spring 2014 Issue by David M. Cochran Jr., Carl A. Reese
The Gulf Coast is the largest region geographically but has only 189 businesses compared to the smaller Red River region with 139 more densely clustered businesses. Although the Gulf Coast is the largest region, its prominence is likely only ...
The Invention of Somalia (1995)
by Ali Jimale Ahmed
Kassim Historical Background Historically, the Banadir coast is the coastal strip extending from Warsheikh to Ras Kiamboni in present day Somalia. The name "Benadir" is derived from ...
by Bombay Geographical Society
The former coast is the one most navigated, and is the safer of the two. The latter is shallow, and skirted by reefs and banks, in some places extending to a great distance from the land. This fact is a verification of Dr. Carter's statement, who, ...
Sex Trafficking (2009)
Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara
The Apulian Coast is an entry point for speedboats from Albania and Greece, and to a lesser extent, for ships from Turkey that bring victims from the Middle East and South Asia. The Sicilian Coast is an entry point for boats from North Africa ...
Encyclopedia of Prehistory (2001)
Volume 6: North America by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember, Human Relations Area Files, inc
Late Paleoindian tradition, precedes the Formative Oregon Coast tradition. location: Oregon coast. diagnostic material attributes: Lithic sites, shell ...
Exporters' Encyclopaedia (1917)
Routes Abonnema, Niger Coast. . . . . . . . 1, 2, 6 Accra (Akra), Ashanti.
by Kevin Shillington
(Gold Coast): Colonial Period: Administration; Ghana (Republic of): Colonization and Resistance, 1875–1901. Further Reading Boahen, A. Adu, Ghana: Evolution and Change in the 19th and ...
Dictionary of Languages (1998)
The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages by Andrew Dalby
include three of the most important Ghanaian languages, AKAN, EWE and GA, and a major Ivory Coast language, BAULE.
D-Day Encyclopedia (2014)
Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman
COAST GUARD With the longest unbroken service of all American armed forces, the Coast Guard traces its ancestry to the Revenue Marine of 1790, and after a series of subsequent designations it gained its present name in 1915. During ...
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The climate on Fuerteventura is pleasant throughout the year. The island is also often referred to as the island of eternal spring.
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- Brittany coast
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- North Cornwall Coast
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- Paphos coast
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- Coast of rocks
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- Chilean Coast
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- Fife Coast
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- Welsh Coast
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- Fife Coast
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Video language resources about Coast
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- Coast Miwok Meaning
Video shows what Coast Miwok means. A division of the Miwok people, who resided north of the San Francisco Bay.. The Utian (Penutian) language spoken by ...
- Coast Meaning
Video shows what coast means. The side or edge of something.. The edge of the land where it meets an ocean, sea, gulf, bay, or large lake.. A region of land, ...
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- Dayan Kai - Blue Coast Special Event 14 - 03 - The Meaning of the Dream
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- Vocabulary of the Day : Central Coast Mariners New South Wales League Gosford
- Coast fox Meaning
Video shows what coast fox means. Channel Island fox. Coast fox Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say coast fox. Powered by ...
- Uniqorn News from Coast Language Schools
- THE PANDA NEWS - Coast Language Schools
The Ninja Pandas take us on a whirlwind tour of Belmont School in week two of Coast to Coast!
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The West Coast Sign Language Choir of Los Angeles
Dr. Kim Logan-Nowlin & Micha Logan conducted workshops in sign language. The 9th Annual Conference.
Quotes about Coast
Scrabble value of C3O1A1S1T1
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of COAST
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