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coast

coast

 
pronunciation:
kost
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the land or area next to the ocean; seashore.
If you look up the coast in this direction, you can see the lighthouse.We took an early evening drive along the coast.
 
synonyms:
seacoast, seashore, seaside
antonyms:
inland
similar words:
beach, littoral, shore, shoreline, strand
definition 2: the region of a country or continent that lies along an ocean.
He flew to the west coast yesterday.Mozambique is on the east coast of Africa.
synonyms:
seaboard
antonyms:
inland
similar words:
littoral
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: coasted, coasting, coasts
definition 1: to slide down a hill, as on a sled.
See a movie for this meaning
 
synonyms:
slide
similar words:
glide, glissade, sled
definition 2: to move without continuing to expend effort or energy.
synonyms:
glide, slide
similar words:
drift, ride
definition 3: to sail along a coast or near the shore.
similar words:
sail, skirt
definition 4: to proceed without straining one's resources or talent, as on the basis of one's reputation.
The piano player was merely coasting.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to sail along the coast of.
synonyms:
skirt
similar words:
sail
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