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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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