coach

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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.

The meaning "instructor/trainer" is from Oxford University slang (c. 1830) for a "tutor" who "carries" one through an exam; the athletic sense is from 1861.[1] The term with this meaning is still used by the reality talent show franchise The Voice to dub the group of panelists who select their team of artists and then guide them through a series or season, instead of using the traditional term judges.

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Noun[edit]

coach (plural coaches)

A 'bus' coach.
  1. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
  2. (rail transport, Britain, Australia) A passenger car, either drawn by a locomotive or part of a multiple unit.
  3. (originally Oxford University slang) A trainer or instructor.
  4. (Britain, Australia) 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. (chiefly US) That part of a commercial passenger airplane reserved for those paying the lower standard fares. The economy section. Sometimes also used for second class on trains.
    John flew coach to Vienna, but first-class back home.

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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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References[edit]

  1. ^ coach” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coach.

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Noun[edit]

coach m (plural coaches or coachen, diminutive coachje n)

  1. trainer, instructor
  2. counselor

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coach.

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Noun[edit]

coach m (plural coachs)

  1. coach, trainer, instructor

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coach.

Noun[edit]

coach m (invariable)

  1. coach (sports instructor)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coach.

Noun[edit]

coach m (plural coaches)

  1. (sports) coach

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coach.

Noun[edit]

coach c

  1. coach; a trainer or instructor

Declension[edit]

Declension of coach 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative coach coachen coacher coacherna
Genitive coachs coachens coachers coachernas