COACH

bus, autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle

(noun) a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; “he always rode the bus to work”

coach, four-in-hand, coach-and-four

(noun) a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver

coach, private instructor, tutor

(noun) a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)

coach, manager, handler

(noun) (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team

coach, train

(verb) teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; “He is training our Olympic team”; “She is coaching the crew”

coach

(verb) drive a coach

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

coach (plural coaches)

A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

Synonym: carriage

(rail, UK, Australia) A passenger car, either drawn by a locomotive or part of a multiple unit.

Synonym: carriage

(originally, Oxford University slang) A trainer or instructor.

(British, Australia) A single-decked long-distance, or privately hired, bus.

(nautical) The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.

(chiefly US) The part of a commercial passenger airplane or train reserved for those paying the lower standard fares; the economy section.

Verb

coach (third-person singular simple present coaches, present participle coaching, simple past and past participle coached)

(intransitive, sports) To train.

(transitive) To instruct; to train.

(intransitive) To study under a tutor.

(intransitive) To travel in a coach (sometimes coach it).

(transitive) To convey in a coach.

Anagrams

• Cacho, Chaco, chaco

Source: Wiktionary


Coach (; 224), n. Etym: [F. coche, fr. It. cocchio, dim. of cocca little boat, fr. L. concha mussel, mussel shell, Gr. çankha. Cf. Conch, Cockboat, Cockle.]

1. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.

Note: Coaches have a variety of forms, and differ in respect to the number of persons they can carry. Mail coaches and tallyho coaches often have three or more seats inside, each for two or three persons, and seats outside, sometimes for twelve or more.

2. A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination; a trainer; esp. one who trains a boat's crew for a race. [Colloq.] Wareham was studying for India with a Wancester coach. G. Eliot.

3. (Naut.)

Definition: A cabin on the after part of the quarterdeck, usually occupied by the captain. [Written also couch.] [Obs.] The commanders came on board and the council sat in the coach. Pepys.

4. (Railroad)

Definition: A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing- room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.

Coach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coached; p. pr. & vb. n. Coaching.]

1. To convey in a coach. Pope.

2. To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction. [Colloq.] I coached him before he got his scholarship. G. Eliot.

Coach, v. i.

Definition: To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with it. [Colloq.] "Coaching it to all quarters." E. Waterhouse.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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