Definitions of coast

  1. move effortlessly; by force of gravity
  2. the area within view; " the coast is clear"
  3. the shore of a sea or ocean
  4. the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; " his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; " the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
  5. a slope down which sleds may coast; " when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
  6. The side of a thing.
  7. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border.
  8. The seashore, or land near it.
  9. To draw or keep near; to approach.
  10. To sail by or near the shore.
  11. To sail from port to port in the same country.
  12. To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice.
  13. To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.
  14. To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of.
  15. To conduct along a coast or river bank.
  16. The margin or boundary of the land next the sea; the act of sliding on a sled down a hill.
  17. To sail near or along the shore; descend an incline by gliding, as on a sled, or on a bicycle.
  18. To sail close to or near to.
  19. Coastal.
  20. Side or border of land next the sea: the sea- shore: limit or border of a country.
  21. To sail along or near a coast.
  22. To sail by or near to.
  23. Border of land next the sea.
  24. To sail by the coast.
  25. To sail or travel along ( a shore or border).
  26. To ride down a slope by force of gravity, as on a sled.
  27. The land next to the sea; the seashore; formerly, a boundary; region.
  28. A coasting, as on a sled.
  29. Coaster.
  30. The margin of the land next the sea; the sea- shore; the exterior line, limit, or border of a country.
  31. To sail by or near to; to keep close to. The coast is clear, the danger is over; the enemy has departed.
  32. To sail near the shore, or in sight of land; to sail from port to port in the same country; to slide down snow or ice on a sledge.
  33. The limit or border of a country; the sea- shore or land near it.
  34. To sail near the land or in sight of it; to sail from port to port in the same country.

Usage examples for coast

  1. She lives within a mile of Sorrento, on the coast. – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  2. I did not see much of him when down on the coast last summer, but I saw enough to make me like him. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. But the number of the coast Chukches may be arrived at in the following way. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  4. We after that stood off the coast for many hours, and yet they appeared almost as high as ever. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. But it's really two miles to the coast. – Nurse Heatherdale's Story by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  6. Here we found ourselves again upon the low coast road. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  7. This coast is under the protection of the Netherlands, and you have no right to have any powder. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  8. Scheepers had sent a couple of men on ahead a few days before in order to see if the coast was clear. – With Steyn and De Wet by Philip Pienaar
  9. Here the coast was thoroughly studied. – Some Three Hundred Years Ago by Edith Gilman Brewster
  10. So far, it would seem that the assassin had escaped then, having committed the crime and found the coast inside and outside the house clear for his flight. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  11. He was sure, he said, if he went to the Coast with that man, meaning the captain, that he would never return alive. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  12. That gentleman had left for the East coast a week ago, and that was the end of the matter as far as the clerk of the Insurance Company was concerned. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  13. They couldn't find anything down on the coast that they thought we would like. – Two Little Knights of Kentucky by Annie Fellows Johnston
  14. We are but twenty miles from the coast. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  15. M. Swartout in the year 1897. Mr. Swartout was a missionary to the West Coast Indian tribes. – Indian Legends of Vancouver Island by Alfred Carmichael
  16. If she has been at this work all night we cannot be far from the coast. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  17. The coast is clear, and I'm going to give old man Loring the fight of his life. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  18. Progress along the Coast of America. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  19. Range - United States, from coast to coast. – Bird-Neighbors by Blanchan, Neltje