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coast in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcoastcoast1 /kəʊst $ koʊst/ ●●● S3 W2 noun  1 DN[countable] the area where the land meets the seacoastalcoast of 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 coast2 the coast is clearCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + coast rockythe rocky coast of Mainerugged (=rough and uneven)There are sandy beaches in the west and a rugged coast in the east.the east/west/north/south coastWe stayed on the south coast of the island.the Atlantic/Pacific/Mediterranean etc coastthe Mediterranean coast of Spaincoast + NOUNa coast roadIn summer the coast road is very crowded.a coast pathThere were wonderful sea views from the coast path.the coast route (=the way that follows the coast)I’d prefer to take the coast route.verbsfollow the coast (=stay close to the coast)The path follows the coast.hug the coast (=follow it very closely)A small railway hugs the coast.phrasesa stretch of coast (=a long area of coast)The 13th century chapel lies on a spectacular stretch of coast.THESAURUScoast noun [countable] the part of a country that is close to the seaThe hurricane struck Florida’s coast.St Andrew’s is on the east coast of Scotland.shore noun [countable, uncountable] the land along the edge of the sea or along the edge of a lakeThe children managed to swim to shore but their father was swept out to sea.Vevey is a pretty town on the shores of Lake Geneva.the seashore the land along the edge of the sea, especially where there is sand and rocksWaves were crashing onto the seashore.coastline noun [countable] the edge of the land next to the sea – used especially about a long length of land or the shape it makes, for example as seen from the airThe road follows the rugged coastline of northern France for nearly 100 miles.Environmentalists are concerned about possible damage to some of the most beautiful stretches of Welsh coastline.seaboard noun [countable] the part of a country that is close to the sea. Used mainly about very large countries such as the US or Australia: western/eastern etc seaboardAustralia’s eastern seaboard | Atlantic/Pacific etc seaboardthe Atlantic seaboard of the USthe seaside British English a place at the edge of the sea where people go for a holidayThe children love going to the seaside.by the sea British English, by the ocean American English on land next to the seaWe bought a small cottage by the sea.He always walks by the ocean in the early morning.
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coastBy 1914, they had set up a system of relaying messages from coast to coast.At this rate, she will never make the north coast by nightfall.Next is the coast from La Spezia to Pisa.The tallest Western species is the coast redwood, which I described in an earlier chapter.Only 10 percent of the coast was said to be in excellent condition.A power station, which can operate on coal or oil, is being built on the coast near Hadera.on the coastSome wanted campsites on the coast, but were given spaces inland instead.The idol had the shape of a large rock stretched out at Falat on the coast in the vicinity of Jidda.The government has argued that commercial fishing on the coast has declined dramatically.Waxholme is on the coast and suffers badly from coastal erosion.Yeah, it was kind of a freakish accident over on the coast when they were over there.Being right on the coast, there are special considerations.I enjoy bicycling along the Three Capes Route on the coast of Oregon.South, on the coast, are two interesting cathedrals at Amalfi and Salerno.