Coach - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəʊtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word coach
Brit.  |kəʊtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word coach


- (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team (syn: handler, manager)
- a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.) (syn: tutor)
- a railcar where passengers ride (syn: carriage)
- a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver (syn: four- in- hand)
- a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport (syn: autobus, bus, charabanc, double- decker, jitney, motorbus, omnibus)
- teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports (syn: train)
- drive a coach


a track star who has been working with a new coach

In those days, people usually traveled long distances in coaches.

He coaches the tennis star.

He has coached the team for several years.

She coached the U.S. gymnastics team at the Olympics.

He has coached at the college level for many years.

The lawyer admitted to coaching the witness.

It was clear that the witness had been coached by her lawyer on how to answer the questions.

The train consisted of a baggage-car and two passenger coaches.

Dan flew coach to Des Moines.

He's coaching me and some other men for the World Cup.

We went to Paris by coach.

She's going to Grimsby on a coach.

The restaurant was full of coach parties (=groups of people travelling together on a coach).

We flew coach out to Atlanta.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: coach
he/she/it: coaches
present participle: coaching
past tense: coached
past participle: coached
singular: coach
plural: coaches
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