from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Land bordering the sea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the coastal land bordering a sea or ocean

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The shore or border of the land adjacent to the sea or ocean. Also used adjectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The land immediately adjacent to the sea; the coast

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the shore of a sea or ocean
  • n. the shore of a sea or ocean


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  • It is surrounded on three sides by a high fence and on the fourth by the seacoast, which is patrolled day and night by the Israeli navy.

    Olmert & Israel: The Change

  • I also had the experience of seeing BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN in New Hampshire, although down along the seacoast, which is not so country as the rest of the state.

    Brokeback Mountain

  • The seacoast was the one area of the core Empire that had not suffered heavily during the Fall.

    The Fire In His Hands

  • In a country infamous for lousy roads, a new highway connecting the city with the seacoast is a standout marvel.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • Vegetation is mostly mid and tall grasses such as seacoast bluestem, switchgrass, gulfdune paspalum, fringeleaf paspalum, sandbur, purple threeawn, pricklypear, and catclaw with an overstory of southern live oak and honey mesquite trees.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • He said that the world confronted a very grave issue, important to every country in the world that has a seacoast, and maybe even all the rest.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • ROCHESTER, NH -- Inside the long, low-slung white church here, close to the Maine state line and about 20 minutes from the seacoast, the 35 gathered Tea Party activists may not have noticed strong cross currents moving through their discussion of the 2012 presidential election.

    Tea Party Activists Say Romney Not Much Better Than Obama, Resist Calls For Unity

  • Merrimack, he claimed, was an hour from Boston if he needed anything from the city, an hour from the White Mountains if he needed anything from nature, and an hour from the seacoast if he needed a ship to get out of the country.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • In 1959, the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway added 8,300 miles of seacoast to the United States and Canada.

    Kill the Irishman

  • Canadian settlements were guarded by the rugged wilderness that confined the English to the seacoast.

    George Washington’s First War


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