coach

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French coche, from German Kutsche, from Hungarian kocsi. According to historians, the coach was named after the small Hungarian town of Kocs, which made a livelihood from cart building and transport between Vienna and Budapest.

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Noun[edit]

coach (plural coaches)

A 'bus' coach.
  1. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
  2. (rail transport) A railroad car drawn by a locomotive.
  3. A trainer or instructor.
  4. (UK) A single decked long-distance, or privately hired bus.
  5. (nautical) The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.
    • Samuel Pepys
      The commanders came on board and the council sat in the coach.
  6. That part of a commercial passenger airplane reserved for those paying standard fare.
    John flew coach to Vienna, but first-class back home.

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  • (wheeled vehicle drawn by horse power): carriage
  • (railroad car drawn by a locomotive): carriage

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (sports) To train.
  2. (transitive) To instruct; to train.
    She has coached many opera stars.
  3. (intransitive) To travel in a coach (sometimes coach it).
    • E. Waterhouse
      Coaching it to all quarters.
  4. (transitive) To convey in a coach.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)

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Dutch[edit]

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English, see above

Noun[edit]

coach m (plural coaches, diminutive coachje n)

  1. trainer, instructor
  2. counselor

French[edit]

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From English

Noun[edit]

coach m (plural coachs)

  1. coach, trainer, instructor

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Italian[edit]

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From English

Noun[edit]

coach m (invariable)

  1. coach (sports instructor)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

coach c

  1. coach; a trainer or instructor

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