|Origin:||coste, from Latin costa 'rib, side'|
coast1 S3 W3
the area where the land meets the sea [↪ coastal]
the west coast of Africa
We drove along the Pacific coast to Seattle.
on the coast
I used to live in a small village on the coast (=on the land near the sea).
off the coast
a small island off the coast (=in the sea near the land) of Scotland
the first European to cross Africa coast to coast
a deserted stretch of coast
if the coast is clear, it is safe for you to do something without being seen or caught