- 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.
- mobile home.
- to give instruction or advice to in the capacity of a coach; instruct: She has coached the present tennis champion.
- 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.
Origin of coach
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Examples from the Web for coaches
Of course, in her Neverland they bleach your teeth so white they glow and Madonna coaches you on your convincing British accent.‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life
December 5, 2014
The manager and coaches are part of the team and have their jobs to do.Tony La Russa Explains How To Make It To The World Series
October 4, 2014
“You feel like you have to do what [coaches and staff] are asking you to do,” he said.College Football Fattens Players Up and Then Abandons Them
October 4, 2014
But its coaches and producers are losing an opportunity to really educate the public about the science of weight gain and loss.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever
September 26, 2014
The coaches thought that if it seemed like they condoned it, people wouldn't let their kids come play for Baylor.Sham Classes and Crime Coverups Are the NCAA Normal
June 7, 2014
Don't let them see you get nervous when they turn out of the coaches.Way of the Lawless
The use of coaches or other vehicles is prohibited, and the churches are never empty.Roman Catholicism in Spain
The roads were thick with coaches, choked full with pleasure-seekers from Port Erin.The Manxman
Indeed, the coaches were nearly empty, as if traffic were badly disrupted.Mixed Faces
They blocked up the streets with carts and coaches to prevent his escape.Queen Elizabeth
- 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
Word Origin and History for coaches
1550s, "large kind of carriage," from Middle French coche (16c.), from German kotsche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér) "(carriage) of Kocs," village where it was first made. In Hungary, the thing and the name for it date from 15c., and forms are found in most European languages (e.g. Spanish and Portuguese coche, Italian cocchino, Dutch koets). Applied to railway cars 1866, American English. Sense of "economy or tourist class" is from 1949. Meaning "instructor/trainer" is c.1830 Oxford University slang for a tutor who "carries" a student through an exam; athletic sense is 1861.
1610s, "to convey in a coach," from coach (n.). Meaning "to prepare (someone) for an exam" is from 1849. Related: Coached; coaching.