What is coast?

  • (noun): The act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it.
    Example: "The children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
    Synonyms: slide, glide
    See also — Additional definitions below

Coast

A coastline or seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean. A precise line that can be called a coastline cannot be determined due to the dynamic nature of tides. The term "coastal zone" can be used instead, which is a spatial zone where interaction of the sea and land processes occurs. Both the terms coast and coastal are often used to describe a geographic location or region; for example, New Zealand's West Coast, or the East and West Coasts of the United States.

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Some articles on coast:

Mount Circeo
... The entire coast of Lazio, on which the mountain and the marsh are located, was a chain of barrier islands that was formed on a horst, made part of the mainland by sedimentation of ... called in Italian, is located on the southwest coast of Italy, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south/southeast of Rome, near San Felice Circeo, on the coast between Anzio and Terracina ...
List Of Explorers - V
... Cayetano Valdés Spanish 18th Pacific Northwest George Vancouver British 18th Pacific coast of North America Pierre Gaultier de Varennes French Canadian 18th western Canada Gonçalo Velho Portuguese 15th ...
Coastline Statistics - Measuring A Coastline
... The broken line measuring the coast does not extend in one direction nor does it represent an area, but is intermediate ... more details on this topic, see How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension ...
Oostzaan
... to conquer the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the African-Atlantic coast into the Caribbean to ... The booty he was liquidated on the coast of Ireland, later in Sale and the Barbary Coast ...
List Of Explorers - H
... Century Main area/s explored Hanno the Navigator Carthaginian 6th BC west African coast Hannu ancient Egyptian (c ... Hartog Dutch 17th western Australian coast Ahmed Pasha Hassanein Egyptian 20th Oweinat and the Sahara Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden American 19th Rocky Mountains and the western United States ...

More definitions of "coast":

  • (noun): The area within view.
    Example: "The coast is clear"
  • (verb): Move effortlessly; by force of gravity.
  • (noun): A slope down which sleds may coast.
    Example: "When it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"

Famous quotes containing the word coast:

    And ladies with their nails prepared for tea
    And sunken barques that coast the shores of hell
    And old men vacant of propriety
    Have faintly rung a next-door neighbor’s bell.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Beyond this island bound
    By a thin sea of flesh
    And a bone coast ...
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    The Boston papers had never told me that there were seals in the harbor. I had always associated these with the Esquimaux and other outlandish people. Yet from the parlor windows all along the coast you may see families of them sporting on the flats. They were as strange to me as the merman would be. Ladies who never walk in the woods, sail over the sea. To go to sea! Why, it is to have the experience of Noah,—to realize the deluge. Every vessel is an ark.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)