American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A motorbus.
- n. A railroad passenger car.
- n. A closed automobile, usually with two doors.
- n. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage with an elevated exterior seat for the driver; a stagecoach.
- n. An economical class of passenger accommodations on a commercial airplane or a train.
- n. Sports A person who trains or directs athletes or athletic teams.
- n. A person who gives instruction, as in singing or acting.
- n. A private tutor employed to prepare a student for an examination.
- v. To train or tutor or to act as a trainer or tutor.
- v. To transport by or ride in a coach.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A four-wheeled close vehicle of considerable size; originally, a finely built covered carriage for private use; now, any large inclosed vehicle with the body hung on easy springs, especially one for public conveyance of passengers: as, a stage-coach. See mail-coach, tally-ho.
- n. A passenger-car on a railroad. See railroad-car.
- n. An apartment in a large ship of war, near the stern and beneath the poop-deck, usually occupied by the captain.
- n. A private tutor, especially one employed in preparing for a particular examination.
- n. A person employed to train a boat's crew or other athletes for a contest.
- n. The bone of the upper jaw of the sperm-whale. Also called sleigh. C. M. Scammon.
- To put in a coach; convey in a coach.
- To run over with a coach.
- To tutor; give private instruction to; especially, to instruct or train for a special examination or a contest: as, to coach a student for a college examinationl to coach a boat's crew; to coach a new hand in his duties.
- n. In base-ball one of the players belonging to the side at the bat who takes his position near either first or third base and advises the base-runner when to run.
- n. A tame bullock or horse used as a decoy in capturing wild cattle or horses.
- To capture (wild cattle or horses) with the help of a tame bullock or horse as a decoy: see coach, n., 6.
- n. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
- n. rail transport A railroad car drawn by a locomotive.
- n. A trainer or instructor.
- n. UK A single decked long-distance, or privately hired bus.
- n. nautical The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.
- n. That part of a commercial passenger airplane reserved for those paying standard fare.
- v. sports To train.
- v. To instruct.
- v. To travel in a coach (sometimes coach it).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.
- n. colloq. A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination.
- n. (Naut.), obsolete A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain.
- n. (Railroad) A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.
- n. (sports) One who coaches a trainer; one who assists in training individual athletes or the members of a sports team, or who performs other ancillary functions in sports.
- v. To convey in a coach.
- v. colloq. To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction.
- v. colloq., colloq. To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with.
- v. teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports
- n. a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
- n. (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
- n. a railcar where passengers ride
- n. a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
- v. drive a coach
- n. a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- French coche, from obsolete German Kotsche, from Hungarian kocsi, after Kocs, a town of northwest Hungary (where such carriages were first made). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term coach is a bit overrated because it is more of a management role.”
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“Despite the 2007 national title that Mr. Miles won, and his .789 winning percentage — the highest for any noninterim LSU coach in 100 years — many Tiger fans are convinced their coach is an incompetent manager who stumbles into success.”
“The problem lies in the fact that as the field grows, more and more people want to get in on the trend and the designation "coach" is being adopted by just about anyone looking to sell their services -- no matter how far from legitimate their claim.”
“His driver, J.J. Yeley, drove the past two seasons for JGR and said the coach is a motivational force at the track and the shop in Huntersville, N.C. "The whole tire shop can be down with guys dragging a bit," Yeley said.”
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“And her coach is a guy who appears rude and arrogant.”
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