Definitions for: Coach

[n] a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work"
[n] a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
[n] a railcar where passengers ride
[n] a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting)
[n] (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
[v] teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew"
[v] drive a coach

Webster (1913) Definition: Coach (?; 224), n. [F. coche, fr. It. cocchio, dim. of
cocca little boat, fr. L. concha mussel, mussel shell, Gr. ?,
akin to Skr. [,c]ankha. Cf. Conch, Cockboat, Cockle.]
1. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in
the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside,
each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in
front for the driver.

Note: Coaches have a variety of forms, and differ in respect
to the number of persons they can carry. Mail coaches
and tallyho coaches often have three or more seats
inside, each for two or three persons, and seats
outside, sometimes for twelve or more.

2. A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for
examination; a trainer; esp. one who trains a boat's crew
for a race. [Colloq.]

Wareham was studying for India with a Wancester
coach. --G. Eliot.

3. (Naut.) A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck,
usually occupied by the captain. [Written also couch.]

The commanders came on board and the council sat in
the coach. --Pepys.

4. (Railroad) A first-class passenger car, as distinguished
from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is
sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.

Coach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coached; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To convey in a coach. --Pope.

2. To prepare for public examination by private instruction;
to train by special instruction. [Colloq.]

I coached him before he got his scholarship. --G.

Coach, v. i.
To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with it.
[Colloq.] ``Coaching it to all quarters.'' --E. Waterhouse.

Synonyms: autobus, bus, charabanc, coach-and-four, double-decker, four-in-hand, handler, jitney, manager, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger car, private instructor, train, tutor

See Also: baseball coach, baseball manager, basketball coach, box, box seat, buffet car, car, carriage, chair car, conditioner, crammer, diner, dining car, dining compartment, drawing-room car, drive, equipage, fleet, football coach, hockey coach, instruct, instructor, John Joseph McGraw, John McGraw, learn, McGraw, nonsmoker, nonsmoking car, palace car, parlor car, parlour car, passenger train, public transport, Pullman, Pullman car, railcar, railroad car, railway car, rig, roof, school bus, sleeper, sleeping car, smoker, smoking car, smoking carriage, smoking compartment, stage, stagecoach, teach, teacher, tennis coach, trackless trolley, trainer, trolley coach, trolleybus, wagon-lit, window

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