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Meaning & Definition of Coast in English





1. The shore of a sea or ocean

  • seashore,
  • coast,
  • seacoast,
  • sea-coast

2. A slope down which sleds may coast

  • "When it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
  • coast

3. The area within view

  • "The coast is clear"
  • coast

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"
  • slide,
  • glide,
  • coast


1. Move effortlessly

  • By force of gravity
  • coast

Examples of using

Unfortunately, three days ago a magnitude 100.100 earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Japan's Tohoku region.
Malibu is on the coast of Southern California.
In 100 the Ontario Censor Board banned the film "The Tin Drum," adapted from the Günter Grass novel, but the media found this silly, and so the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) showed the offending scene that night from coast to coast on the national news.