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coast  


      n  
1   
a    the line or zone where the land meets the sea or some other large expanse of water  
b    (in combination)  
coastland         Related adj       littoral  
2      (Brit)   the seaside  
3      (U.S.)  
a    a slope down which a sledge may slide  
b    the act or an instance of sliding down a slope  
4    Obsolete   borderland or frontier  
5    the coast is clear  
Informal   the obstacles or dangers are gone  
      vb  
6    to move or cause to move by momentum or force of gravity  
7    intr   to proceed without great effort  
to coast to victory     
8    to sail along (a coast)  
     (C13: from Old French coste coast, slope, from Latin costa side, rib)  
  coastal      adj  
  coastally      adv  


Barbary Coast  
      n   the. the Mediterranean coast of North Africa: a centre of piracy against European shipping from the 16th to the 19th centuries  
Caird Coast  
      n   a region of Antarctica: a part of Coats Land on the SE coast of the Weddell Sea; now included in the British Antarctic Territory  
Coast Mountains  
      pl n   a mountain range in Canada, on the Pacific coast of British Columbia. Highest peak: Mount Waddington, 4043 m (13266 ft.)  
Coromandel Coast  
      n   the SE coast of India, along the Bay of Bengal, extending from Point Calimere to the mouth of the Krishna River  
east coast fever  
      n   a disease of cattle, endemic in east and central Africa, caused by a parasite, Theileria parva, that is carried by ticks  
Gold Coast  
      n  
1       the former name (until 1957) of       Ghana  
2    a line of resort towns and beaches in E Australia, extending for over 30 km (20 miles) along the SE coast of Queensland and the NE coast of New South Wales  
Ivory Coast  
      n      the. the former name (until 1986) of       Côte d'Ivoire  
Malabar Coast   , Malabar  
      n   a region along the SW coast of India, extending from Goa to Cape Comorin: includes most of Kerala state  
Murman Coast   , Murmansk Coast  
      n   a coastal region of NW Russia, in the north of the Kola Peninsula within the Arctic Circle, but ice-free  
Slave Coast  
      n   the coast of W Africa between the Volta River and Mount Cameroon, chiefly along the Bight of Benin: the main source of African slaves (16th--19th centuries)  
West Coast jazz  
      n   a type of cool jazz displaying a soft intimate sound, regular rhythms, and a tendency to incorporate academic classical devices into jazz, such as fugue  
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coast  

1   
      n   beach, border, coastline, littoral, seaboard, seaside, shore, strand  
2   
      vb   cruise, drift, freewheel, get by, glide, sail, taxi  

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n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides

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