from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- transitive v. To train or tutor or to act as a trainer or tutor.
- transitive v. To transport by or ride in a coach.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
- n. A railroad car drawn by a locomotive.
- n. A trainer or instructor.
- n. A single decked long-distance, or privately hired bus.
- n. 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. To train.
- v. To instruct.
- v. To travel in a coach (sometimes coach it).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination.
- n. A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain.
- n. 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. One who coaches
- intransitive v. To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with.
- transitive v. To convey in a coach.
- transitive v. To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- To capture (wild cattle or horses) with the help of a tame bullock or horse as a decoy: see coach, n., 6.
- 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
The term coach is a bit overrated because it is more of a management role.
However, flying the unfriendly skies in coach is now already terrible torture – at least for those of us with long legs.
To pizazz it up a bit (as if you needed any more of a teaser), our coach is the 'miracle' man himself, Magic Mark Johnson, MVP and super sniper of the 1980 gold medal-winning men's hockey team.
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.
But … if your coach is the one who's being courted by another school or has been extremely successful and you want to be sure you can retain the coach, all of a sudden the perspective changes dramatically.
And her coach is a guy who appears rude and arrogant.
They were awed by what they call the coach's "throwing us a bone."
Demitra finished that sentence with a shrug, because he knows his coach is always tinkering with his lines.