Coast - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |koʊst|  American pronunciation of the word coast
Brit.  |kəʊst|  British pronunciation of the word coast


- the shore of a sea or ocean (syn: sea-coast, seacoast, seashore)
- a slope down which sleds may coast
- the area within view
- the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it(syn: glide, slide)


- move effortlessly; by force of gravity


He lives on the coast.

He's flying out to the Coast tomorrow.

The car coasted to a stop.

The airplane coasted down the runway.

The children coasted on sleds down the snowy hill.

They came coasting down the hill on bicycles.

After taking a big lead, the team coasted to victory.

He was accused of trying to coast through school.

She decided she could coast along without a job for the next few months.

The company is coasting on its good reputation.

The road was slightly downhill, so we just coasted along enjoying ourselves.

He coasted through his final exams.

Work is just coasting along, thank you.

We drove along the Pacific coast to Seattle.

I used to live in a small village on the coast (=on the land near the sea).

Word forms

I/you/we/they: coast
he/she/it: coasts
present participle: coasting
past tense: coasted
past participle: coasted
singular: coast
plural: coasts
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