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Definition of "coast" []

  • Land next to the sea; the seashore. (noun)
  • The Pacific coast of the United States. (noun)
  • A hill or other slope down which one may coast, as on a sled. (noun)
  • The act of sliding or coasting; slide. (noun)
  • Obsolete The frontier or border of a country. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coast" in a sentence
  • "Berbera on the Red Sea coast is a bit of a wreck as are most of the cities, due to the heavy damage inflicted in the pre-independence civil war."
  • "The tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now."
  • "So far, there are no known plans for any mega-developments, but Sayulita Point, the defining landmark on the Sayulita coast is about to be covered with Million-Dollar Plus homes."