coach
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /kəʊtʃ/, [kʰəʊ̯tʃ]
  • (America) IPA: /koʊtʃ/, [kʰoʊ̯tʃ]
Noun

coach (plural coaches)

  1. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
    Synonyms: carriage
  2. (rail, UK, Australia) A passenger car, either drawn by a locomotive or part of a multiple unit.
    Synonyms: carriage
  3. (originally, Oxford University slang) A trainer or instructor.
  4. (British, Australia) A single-decked long-distance, or privately hired, bus.
  5. (nautical) The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.
    • The commanders came on board and the council sat in the coach.
  6. (chiefly US) The part of a commercial passenger airplane or train reserved for those paying the lower standard fares; the economy section.
    John flew coach to Vienna, but first-class back home.
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coach (coaches, present participle coaching; past and past participle coached)

  1. (intransitive, sports) To train.
  2. (transitive) To instruct; to train.
    She has coached many opera stars.
  3. (intransitive) To study under a tutor.
  4. (intransitive) To travel in a coach (sometimes coach it).
    • Affecting genteel fashions, coaching it to all quarters
  5. (transitive) To convey in a coach.
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