US: /ˈkoʊst/
UK: /kˈə‍ʊst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

coast /koust/
  • danh từ
    • bờ biển
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (Ca-na-đa) đường lao (của xe trượt tuyết); sự lao xuống (của xe trượt tuyết)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) sự lao dốc (mô tô, xe đạp)
    • động từ
      • đi men bờ biển (tàu bè)
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) trượt xuống, lao xuống (xe trượt tuyết)
      • thả cho (xe đạp) xuống dốc (không đạp); tắt máy lao dốc (mô tô)

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    [C, U] the land beside or near to the sea or ocean: a town on the south coast of England + islands off the west coast of Ireland + a trip to the coast + We walked along the coast for five miles. + a mountainous area near the Welsh coast + a pretty stretch of coast + the coast road
    Idioms: the coast is clear (informal) there is no danger of being seen or caught: As soon as the coast was clear he climbed in through the window.
    + verb [V]
    1 [usually +adv./prep.] (of a car or a bicycle) to move, especially down a hill, without using any power: The car coasted along until it stopped. + She took her feet off the pedals and coasted downhill.
    2 [usually +adv./prep.] (of a vehicle) to move quickly and smoothly, without using much power: The plane coasted down the runway. + We coasted along the country lanes.
    3 ~ (through / to sth) to be successful at sth without having to try hard: He coasted through his final exams. + Our horse coasted home (= won easily) by three lengths.
    4 ~ (along) (disapproving) to put very little effort into sth: You're just coasting-it's time to work hard now.
    5 (of a ship) to stay close to land while sailing around the coast
    coast / shore / beach / seaside
    The coast is usually a long stretch of land next to the sea, for example the part of a country that is next to the sea: We live on the coast.
    The shore is the land at the edge of the sea or a lake: We camped on the north shore of Lake Michigan. + The survivors swam to shore.
    The beach is the part of the shore which is often covered with sand and is where people go to enjoy themselves or to relax: We went for a walk along the beach. + She took the kids to the beach for the day.
    In BrE, the seaside is sometimes used to mean an area on the coast where people go on holiday / vacation, but sea is now much more common for this. In both BrE and AmE seaside can be used in front of a noun: a seaside resort.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 seaside, seashore, shore, sea-coast, strand, beach, littoral, coastline, seaboard:
    Be careful of rocks if you sail near the coast.
    2 glide, skim, slide, sail:
    The children coasted down the hill on the toboggan.

    Collocation dictionary


    forbidding, rocky, rugged, wild | north, northern, etc. | indented | mainland | sea


    the long stretch of coast between Lowestoft and Felixstowe


    follow, hug
    The path hugs the coast all the way to Tenby.


    The coast stretched far into the distance.




    along the ~
    We travelled south along the coast.
    | around/round the ~
    They sailed round the coast to Falmouth.
    | at the ~
    We spent a day at the coast.
    | off the ~
    an island two miles off the west coast of Scotland
    | on the ~
    a village on the Mediterranean coast

    Concise English dictionary

    +the shore of a sea or ocean
    +a slope down which sleds may coast
    +the area within view
    +the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
    +move effortlessly; by force of gravity