coach

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English[edit]

A double-decker coach
The coach of a train
A horse-drawn coach in Japan
A tennis coach during a lesson

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)

  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 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.
  6. (chiefly US) The part of a commercial passenger airplane or train reserved for those paying the lower standard fares; the economy section.

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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).
    • 1653, Edward Waterhouse, A humble Apologie for Learning and Learned Men
      Affecting genteel fashions, coaching it to all quarters
  5. (transitive) To convey in a coach.

Adverb[edit]

coach (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US) Via the part of a commercial passenger airplane or train reserved for those paying the lower standard fares; via the economy section.
    John flew coach to Vienna, but first-class back home.

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Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “coach”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

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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, tutor, coach
  2. counselor

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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)

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

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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]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkot͡ʃ/, [ˈkot͡ʃ]

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