from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Land next to the sea; the seashore.
- n. The Pacific coast of the United States.
- n. A hill or other slope down which one may coast, as on a sled.
- n. The act of sliding or coasting; slide.
- n. Obsolete The frontier or border of a country.
- intransitive v. To slide down an incline through the effect of gravity.
- intransitive v. To move effortlessly and smoothly. See Synonyms at slide.
- intransitive v. To move without further use of propelling power.
- intransitive v. To act or move aimlessly or with little effort: coasted for a few weeks before applying for a job.
- intransitive v. Nautical To sail near or along a coast.
- transitive v. Nautical To sail or move along the coast or border of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To glide along without adding energy.
- v. To sail along a coast
- v. 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.
- v. To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.
- v. To sail by or near; to follow the coastline of.
- v. To conduct along a coast or river bank.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The side of a thing.
- n. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border.
- n. The seashore, or land near it.
- intransitive v. To draw or keep near; to approach.
- intransitive v. To sail by or near the shore.
- intransitive v. To sail from port to port in the same country.
- intransitive v. To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice.
- transitive v. To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.
- transitive v. To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of.
- transitive v. To conduct along a coast or river bank.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sail near a coast; sail along or near the shore, or in sight of land; follow the coast-line; rarely, to travel along, either on or near the coast.
- To sail from port to port on the same coast.
- Hence Figuratively, to feel one's way cautiously; grope along.
- To advance; proceed; go.
- To slide on a sled down a hill or an incline covered with snow or ice.
- To descend a hill on a bicycle, removing the feet from the pedals.
- To draw supplies to lumberers' shanties.
- To sail along or near to, as a coast, or along the shore of: as, to coast the shores of the Mediterranean; to coast an island.
- To carry or conduct along a coast or river-bank.
- To draw near to; approach; keep close to; pursue.
- To accost.
- To glide along swiftly through the air with motionless wings, as a bird.
- To loaf about from station to station.
- n. A side; the side.
- n. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; boundary; bound.
- n. The side, edge, or margin of the land next to the sea; the sea-shore.
- n. The boundary-line formed by the sea; the coast-line.
- n. [From the verb.] A slide on a sled down a snowy or icy incline: as, to go out for a coast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the shore of a sea or ocean
- n. the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
- v. move effortlessly; by force of gravity
- n. a slope down which sleds may coast
- n. the area within view
Berbera on the Red Sea coast is a bit of a wreck as are most of the cities, due to the heavy damage inflicted in the pre-independence civil war.
The tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now.
So far, there are no known plans for any mega-developments, but Sayulita Point, the defining landmark on the Sayulita coast is about to be covered with Million-Dollar Plus homes.
Lusmila, my neighbor, friend and kitchen guru tells me sal de grano from the coast is the absolute best.
* WEST DELTA BLOCK 58 The forest of oil rigs off the coast is arguably the most productive fishing "reef" in North America.
As he showed slides of the ocean floor and explained that the coast is a system of energy dissipation, the crowd peppered him with questions.
The Oil field on the Florida coast is a great example.
We're planning this summer to go back up and do what they call coast down tests to test this tip again.
Hastings, on the south coast, is also mooted as a future home for London's housing benefit claimants.
If the driver is in coast mode and needs to pass another driver, the combustion engine starts back up with a push of the accelerator, giving nearly instant access to the powerful V6 engine.