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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coast  \Coast\,  n.  [OF.  coste,  F.  c[^o]te,  rib,  hill,  shore, 
  coast,  L.  costa  rib,  side  Cf  {Accost},  v.  t.,  {Cutlet}.] 
  1.  The  side  of  a  thing  [Obs.]  --Sir  I.  Newton. 
 
  2.  The  exterior  line  limit,  or  border  of  a  country;  frontier 
  border.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  the  river,  the  river  Euphrates,  even  to  the 
  uttermost  sea,  shall  your  coast  be  --Deut.  xi 
  24. 
 
  3.  The  seashore,  or  land  near  it 
 
  He  sees  in  English  ships  the  Holland  coast. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  We  the  Arabian  coast  do  know  At  distance,  when  the 
  species  blow.  --Waller. 
 
  {The  coast  is  clear},  the  danger  is  over  no  enemy  in  sight. 
  --Dryden.  Fig.:  There  are  no  obstacles.  ``Seeing  that  the 
  coast  was  clear,  Zelmane  dismissed  Musidorus.''  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  {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.  [Eng.] 
  b  The  force  employed  in  life-saving  stations  along  the 
  seacoast.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Coast  rat}  (Zo["o]l.),  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  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coast  \Coast\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  draw  near  to  to  approach;  to  keep  near  or  by  the  side 
  of  [Obs.]  --Hakluyt. 
 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  Indians  .  .  .  coasted  me  along  the  river. 
  --Hakluyt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coast  \Coast\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Coasting}.]  [OE.  costien  costeien  costen,  OF  costier, 
  costoier  F.  c[^o]toyer,  fr  Of  coste  coast,  F.  c[^o]te.  See 
  {Coast},  n.] 
  1.  To  draw  or  keep  near  to  approach.  [Obs.] 
 
  Anon  she  hears  them  chant  it  lustily,  And  all  in 
  haste  she  coasteth  to  the  cry.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  sail  by  or  near  the  shore. 
 
  The  ancients  coasted  only  in  their  navigation. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  3.  To  sail  from  port  to  port  in  the  same  country. 
 
  4.  [Cf.  OF  coste,  F.  c[^o]te,  hill,  hillside.]  To  slide  down 
  hill;  to  slide  on  a  sled,  upon  snow  or  ice.  [Local,  U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coast 
  n  1:  the  shore  of  a  sea  or  ocean  [syn:  {seashore},  {seacoast}] 
  2:  the  area  within  view;  "the  coast  is  clear" 
  v  :  move  effortlessly;  by  force  of  gravity 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  COAST 
 
  {Cache  On  A  STick} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  COAST 
  Cache  On  A  STick  (Intel) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  COAST 
  Computer  Operations,  Audit  and  Security  Technology  (org.) 
 
 




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