Pronunciation: kōst
n.1.The side of a thing.
2.The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border.
3.The seashore, or land near it.
He sees in English ships the Holland coast.
- Dryden.
The coast is clear
the danger is over; no enemy in sight.
There are no obstacles.
- Dryden.
Coast guard
a - A body of men originally employed along the coast to prevent smuggling; now, under the control of the admiralty, drilled as a naval reserve.
- Sir P. Sidney.
b - The force employed in life-saving stations along the seacoast.
Coast rat
(Zool.) a South African mammal (Bathyergus suillus), about the size of a rabbit, remarkable for its extensive burrows; - called also sand mole.
Coast waiter
a customhouse officer who superintends the landing or shipping of goods for the coast trade.
v. i.1.To draw or keep near; to approach.
[imp. & p. p. Coasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Coasting.]
2.To sail by or near the shore.
3.To sail from port to port in the same country.
4.To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice.
v. t.1.To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.
2.To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of.
Nearchus, . . . not knowing the compass, was fain to coast that shore.
- Sir T. Browne.
3.To conduct along a coast or river bank.
The Indians . . . coasted me along the river.
- Hakluyt.
Noun1.coast - the shore of a sea or ocean
2.coast - a slope down which sleds may coast; "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
3.coast - the area within view; "the coast is clear"
4.coast - 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"
Synonyms: glide, slide
Verb1.coast - move effortlessly; by force of gravity

COAST. The margin of a country bounded by the sea. This term includes the natural appendages of the territory which rise out of the water, although they are not of sufficient firmness to be inhabited or fortified. Shoals perpetually covered with water are not, however, comprehended under the name of coast. The small islands, situate at the mouth of the Mississippi, composed of earth and trees drifted down by the river, which are not of consistency enough to support the purposes of life, and are uninhabited, though resorted to for shooting birds, were held to form a part of the coast. 5 Rob. Adm. R. 385. (c).

COAST - Cache On A STick
Computer Operations, Audit and Security Technology (org.) To see the coast in your dream, suggests that you are on a spiritual quest. The coast symbolizes the meeting between your two states of mind - the rational and the irrational. The dream may be a metaphor for how you are "coasting". Through life. You may need to take things more seriously.abide, avalanche, bank, be a sideliner, be effortless, be painless, be still, beam, berm, board, boat, border, bordure, brim, brink, broadside, brow, canoe, carry sail, cheek, chop, circumnavigate, coastland, coastline, cross, cruise, delay, do nothing, edge, embankment, featheredge, flange, flank, flit, flow, fly, foreshore, frame, freeze, fringe, give no trouble, glissade, glissando, go by ship, go easily, go like clockwork, go on shipboard, go to sea, hand, handedness, hang fire, haunch, hem, hibernate, hip, hug the shore, ice-skate, idle, ironbound coast, jowl, keep quiet, labellum, labium, labrum, landslide, landslip, laterality, ledge, lido, lie dormant, lie still, limb, limbus, lip, list, littoral, make a passage, many-sidedness, marge, margin, mark time, motorboat, multilaterality, navigate, not breathe, not budge, not stir, plage, planking, playa, ply, present no difficulties, profile, quarter, ragged edge, range the coast, remain, remain motionless, repose, rest, rim, riverside, riviera, rockbound coast, roll, roller-skate, row, run, run smoothly, sail, sail coast-wise, sail round, sail the sea, sands, scull, sea margin, seabank, seabeach, seacliff, seacoast, seafare, seaside, selvage, shingle, shoreline, side, sideline, sideslip, siding, sit back, sit it out, skate, skateboard, ski, skid, skim, skirt, skirt the shore, sled, sleigh, slidder, slide, slide down, slip, slippage, slither, snowslide, snowslip, stagnate, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand still, stay, stay in soundings, stay put, steam, steamboat, stick, stick fast, strand, submerged coast, subsidence, sweep, take a voyage, take it easy, tarry, temple, tidewater, toboggan, traverse, tread water, unilaterality, vegetate, verge, voyage, wait and see, watch and wait, waterfront, waterside, work well, yacht
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