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English noun: coach

1. coach (person) (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team

Synonymshandler, manager

Broader (hypernym)trainer

Narrower (hyponym)baseball coach, baseball manager, basketball coach, conditioner, football coach, hockey coach, tennis coach

Instance hyponymJohn Joseph McGraw, John McGraw, McGraw

Domain categoryathletics, sport

2. coach (person) a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)

Synonymsprivate instructor, tutor

Broader (hypernym)instructor, teacher

Narrower (hyponym)crammer

Domain categorysinging, vocalizing

3. coach (artifact) a railcar where passengers ride

Synonymscarriage, passenger car

Broader (hypernym)car, railcar, railroad car, railway car

Narrower (hyponym)buffet car, chair car, diner, dining car, dining compartment, drawing-room car, nonsmoker, nonsmoking car, palace car, parlor car, parlour car, Pullman, Pullman car, sleeper, sleeping car, smoker, smoking car, smoking carriage, smoking compartment, wagon-lit

Member meronympassenger train

4. coach (artifact) a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver

Synonymscoach-and-four, four-in-hand

Broader (hypernym)carriage, equipage, rig

Narrower (hyponym)stage, stagecoach

Part holonymbox, box seat

5. coach (artifact) a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

SamplesHe always rode the bus to work.

Synonymsautobus, bus, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle

Broader (hypernym)public transport

Narrower (hyponym)minibus, school bus, trackless trolley, trolley coach, trolleybus

Part holonymroof, window

Member meronymfleet

Domain category memberspassenger, rider

English verb: coach

1. coach (communication) teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports

SamplesHe is training our Olympic team.
She is coaching the crew.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach

Verb grouptrain

2. coach (motion) drive a coach

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)drive

Domain categorydriving

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