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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəʊtʃ/, [kʰəʊ̯tʃ]
  • (US) IPA(key): /koʊtʃ/, [kʰoʊ̯tʃ]
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  • Rhymes: -əʊtʃ

Noun[edit]

coach (plural coaches)

A "bus" coach
  1. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
    Synonym: carriage
  2. (rail transport, Britain, Australia) A passenger car, either drawn by a locomotive or part of a multiple unit.
    Synonym: carriage
  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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Samuel Pepys and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The commanders came on board and the council sat in the coach.
  6. (chiefly US) The part of a commercial passenger airplane or train reserved for those paying the lower standard fares; the economy section.
    John flew coach to Vienna, but first-class back home.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: kouč
  • Danish: coach
  • Dutch: coach
  • French: coach
  • German: Coach
  • Italian: coach
  • Japanese: コーチ (kōchi)
  • Korean: 코치 (kochi)
  • Polish: coach
  • Spanish: coach
  • Swahili: kocha
  • Swedish: coach

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (intransitive, sports) To train.
  2. (transitive) To instruct; to train.
    She has coached many opera stars.
  3. (intransitive) To study under a tutor.
  4. (intransitive) To travel in a coach (sometimes coach it).
    • (Can we date this quote by E. Waterhouse and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Affecting genteel fashions, coaching it to all quarters
  5. (transitive) To convey in a coach.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)

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Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ coach” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. trainer, instructor
  2. counselor

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coach m (plural coachs)

  1. coach, trainer, instructor

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Further reading[edit]

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coach.

Noun[edit]

coach m (invariable)

  1. coach (sports instructor)

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English coach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coach m pers

  1. (sports) coach, trainer (person who trains another)
  2. (psychology) coach, instructor
    Synonym: trener

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

coach m inan

  1. coachwork

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • coach in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • coach in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coach. Doublet of coche.

Pronunciation[edit]

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