coastal

[kohs-tl]

adjective

of, relating to, bordering on, or located near a coast: The coastal regions are inundated at high tide.

Origin of coastal

First recorded in 1880–85; coast + -al1
Related formscoast·al·ly, adverb
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Related Words for coastal

marshy, seaside, marginal, littoral, riverine, skirting

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Word Origin and History for coastal
adj.

1883, from coast (n.) + -al (1). The proper Latin form costal is used only of ribs.

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