discoast

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ coast: compare Italian discostare.

Verb[edit]

discoast (third-person singular simple present discoasts, present participle discoasting, simple past and past participle discoasted)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To depart; to quit the coast (that is, the side or border) of anything; to be separated.
    • G. Fletcher
      As far as heaven and earth discoasted lie.
    • Barrow
      To discoast from the plain and simple way of speech.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.