[ kohch ]
/ koʊtʃ /
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a large, horse-drawn, four-wheeled carriage, usually enclosed.
a public motorbus.
Railroads. day coach.
Also called air coach . a class of airline travel providing less luxurious accommodations than first class at a lower fare.
a person who trains an athlete or a team of athletes: a football coach.
a private tutor who prepares a student for an examination.
a person who instructs an actor or singer.
Baseball. a playing or nonplaying member of the team at bat who is stationed in the box outside first or third base to signal instructions to and advise base runners and batters.
Nautical. an after cabin in a sailing ship, located beneath the poop deck, for use especially by the commander of the ship.
a type of inexpensive automobile with a boxlike, usually two-door, body manufactured in the 1920s.
verb (used with object)
to give instruction or advice to in the capacity of a coach; instruct: She has coached the present tennis champion.
verb (used without object)
to act as a coach.
to go by or in a coach.
by coach or in coach-class accommodations: We flew coach from Denver to New York.
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Origin of coach
First recorded in 1550–60; 1840–50 for sense “tutor”; earlier coche(e), from Middle French coche, from German Kotsche, Kutsche, from Hungarian kocsi, short for kocsi szekér “cart of Kocs,” town on the main road between Vienna and Budapest; senses referring to tutoring from the conception of the tutor as one who carries the student through examinations
OTHER WORDS FROM coach
coach·a·ble, adjectivecoach·a·bil·i·ty, nounoutcoach, verb (used with object)o·ver·coach, verb
un·coach·a·ble, adjectiveun·coached, adjectivewell-coached, adjective
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How to use coach in a sentence
Engel-Natzke’s first full-time job in the field was in the fall of 2014, when she was hired to be the video coach for Wisconsin women’s basketball.Emily Engel-Natzke’s dad was her ‘biggest fan.’ He died of covid-19 before her hockey triumph.|Samantha Pell|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He filled pages and pages, and coaches noticed during videoconferences.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway.|Sam Fortier|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Maryland, with 15 more players and its coach positive for coronavirus, cancels Michigan State gameOver the past three weeks, the virus has wiped out 40 games.College football has been battered by covid. What’s most startling is our acceptance.|Barry Svrluga|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In Phoenix, the future Hall of Famer will be reunited with Monty Williams, his former coach on the then-New Orleans Hornets.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Virginia has 80 players on its roster, plus 15 coaches and graduate assistants.Virginia football down another starter as it seeks to climb back to .500|Gene Wang|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for coach
/ (kəʊtʃ) /
a vehicle for several passengers, used for transport over long distances, sightseeing, etc
a large four-wheeled enclosed carriage, usually horse-drawn
a railway carriage carrying passengers
a trainer or instructora drama coach
a tutor who prepares students for examinations
to give tuition or instruction to (a pupil)
(tr) to transport in a bus or coach
Derived forms of coachcoacher, noun
Word Origin for coach
C16: from French coche, from Hungarian kocsi szekér wagon of Kocs, village in Hungary where coaches were first made; in the sense: to teach, probably from the idea that the instructor carried his pupils
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