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English noun: coast

1. coast (object) the shore of a sea or ocean

Synonymssea-coast, seacoast, seashore

Broader (hypernym)shore

Narrower (hyponym)landfall, litoral, littoral, littoral zone, sands, seaboard, seaside, tideland

Instance hyponymAeolia, Aeolis, Atlantic Coast, Barbary Coast, Gulf Coast, Pacific Coast

Part holonymforeshore

2. coast (object) a slope down which sleds may coast

SamplesWhen it snowed they made a coast on the golf course.

Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope

3. coast (cognition) the area within view

SamplesThe coast is clear.

Broader (hypernym)aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, view, vista

4. coast (act) the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it

SamplesHis slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill.
The children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope.

Synonymsglide, slide

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)sideslip, skid, slip, snowboarding

English verb: coast

1. coast (motion) move effortlessly; by force of gravity

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)glide

Narrower (hyponym)freewheel

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