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  1. of, relating to, bordering on, or located near a coast:

    The coastal regions are inundated at high tide.

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  • coastal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of coastal1

First recorded in 1880–85; coast + -al 1

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Example Sentences

Like many salmon, juvenile masu spend several years in freshwater systems before migrating to the sea, and the coastal rivers of Primorye are full of these pencil-length fish.

Right now, the second and third largest fires in the state’s history are ripping through coastal forests and inland shrubland in Northern California.

Yet throughout most of California, Elmer wrote Monday in her biweekly Environment Report, there’s no requirement to disclose anything about sea level rise or coastal flooding during real estate transactions.

Her December report suggested state lawmakers require some kind of coastal flooding disclosure to spread public awareness about sea level rise and help Californians make informed decisions about the risks of purchasing coastal properties.

That’s without any unseasonably large storms, which cause coastal waters to surge and increase the potential for flooding.

Are you bi-coastal now, between Portlandia and Late Night with Seth Meyers?

The trend is particularly concentrated in the coastal states where women are wealthier, more educated, and more liberal.

No surprise then that aside from wealthy coastal suburbs, the Democratic base has shrunk to the urban cores and college towns.

The vertigo your coastal sophisticate might get from perusing 1791.

The strategic coastal city of Mariupol is bracing for attack as pro-Russian rebels move south and say the capital isn't safe.

A plateau is defined as a high lowland; therefore, this section is higher in elevation than the Coastal Plain region.

His hand directed the captains reddened eyes far across the strait toward the coastal hills, palm-crowded.

The bright weather of the immediate coastal region was soon exchanged for the foggy gloom of the pack.

With the exception of North America and a narrow strip of coastal waters, the entire map was tinted an unhealthy pink.

On the crest of a ridge, which bore away in distinct outline, on our left, a fine panorama of coastal scenery was visible.


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