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Meaning of COAST

Pronunciation:  kowst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the area within view; "the coast is clear"
  2. [n]  the shore of a sea or ocean
  3. [v]  move effortlessly; by force of gravity

COAST is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: seacoast, sea-coast, seashore
 See Also: Aeolia, Aeolis, aspect, Atlantic Coast, Barbary Coast, foreshore, freewheel, glide, landfall, litoral, littoral, littoral zone, Pacific Coast, panorama, prospect, sands, scene, seaboard, seaside, shore, view, vista



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Coast\, n. [OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, rib, hill, shore,
    coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. {Accost}, v. t., {Cutlet}.]
    1. The side of a thing. [Obs.] --Sir I. Newton.
    2. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier
       border. [Obs.]
             From the river, the river Euphrates, even to the
             uttermost sea, shall your coast be.   --Deut. xi.
    3. The seashore, or land near it.
             He sees in English ships the Holland coast.
             We the Arabian coast do know At distance, when the
             species blow.                         --Waller.
    {The coast is clear}, the danger is over; no enemy in sight.
       --Dryden. Fig.: There are no obstacles. ``Seeing that the
       coast was clear, Zelmane dismissed Musidorus.'' --Sir P.
    {Coast guard}.
       (a) A body of men originally employed along the coast to
           prevent smuggling; now, under the control of the
           admiralty, drilled as a naval reserve. [Eng.]
       (b) The force employed in life-saving stations along the
           seacoast. [U. S.]
    {Coast rat} (Zo["o]l.), a South African mammal ({Bathyergus
       suillus}), about the size of a rabbit, remarkable for its
       extensive burrows; -- called also {sand mole}.
    {Coast waiter}, a customhouse officer who superintends the
       landing or shipping of goods for the coast trade. [Eng.]
  2. \Coast\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Coasted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Coasting}.] [OE. costien, costeien, costen, OF. costier,
    costoier, F. c[^o]toyer, fr. Of. coste coast, F. c[^o]te. See
    {Coast}, n.]
    1. To draw or keep near; to approach. [Obs.]
             Anon she hears them chant it lustily, And all in
             haste she coasteth to the cry.        --Shak.
    2. To sail by or near the shore.
             The ancients coasted only in their navigation.
    3. To sail from port to port in the same country.
    4. [Cf. OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, hill, hillside.] To slide down
       hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice. [Local, U. S.]
  3. \Coast\, v. t.
    1. To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side
       of. [Obs.] --Hakluyt.
    2. To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of.
             Nearchus, . . . not knowing the compass, was fain to
             coast that shore.                     --Sir T.
    3. To conduct along a coast or river bank. [Obs.]
             The Indians . . . coasted me along the river.
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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the coast in your dream, suggests that you are on a spiritual quest. The coast symbolizes the meeting between your two states of mind - the rational and the irrational. The dream may be a metaphor for how you are "coasting". through life. You may need to take things more seriously.
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