- of, relating to, bordering on, or located near a coast: The coastal regions are inundated at high tide.
Origin of coastal
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Examples from the Web for coastal
The trend is particularly concentrated in the coastal states where women are wealthier, more educated, and more liberal.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
The vertigo your coastal sophisticate might get from perusing 1791.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.
Ana Marie Cox
December 20, 2014
The city was founded in 1471 as a base for Moroccans to fight off the invading Portuguese, who occupied the coastal areas.Morocco's Secret All-Blue City
August 28, 2014
Coral reefs are in decline, coastal dead zones are on the rise, and marine life is dying.‘Mission Blue’ Warning: The Ocean Is Not Too Big to Fail
Sylvia A. Earle
August 15, 2014
“Feminism” is now unfairly associated with a certain kind of privileged, coastal, irreligious white woman.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning
July 6, 2014
Terns and gannets were amongst the birds of the coastal waters.Essays on early ornithology and kindred subjects
James R. McClymont
Gradually the dark outline of coastal swamp and forest was uncurtained.Blackbeard: Buccaneer
Ralph D. Paine
Nowhere did the relief of the coastal chain exceed 5,000 feet.
The greater part of the coastal region is occupied by the desert.
A general description of the coastal climate will have many exceptions.
Word Origin and History for coastal
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