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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kohch]
    • /koʊtʃ/
    • /kəʊtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kohch]
    • /koʊtʃ/

Definitions of coach word

  • countable noun coach A coach is someone who trains a person or team of people in a particular sport. 3
  • verb coach When someone coaches a person or a team, they help them to become better at a particular sport. 3
  • countable noun coach A coach is a person who is in charge of a sports team. 3
  • countable noun coach In baseball, a coach is a member of a team who stands near the first or third base, and gives signals to other members of the team who are on bases and are trying to score. 3
  • countable noun coach A coach is someone who gives people special teaching in a particular subject, especially in order to prepare them for an examination. 3
  • verb coach If you coach someone, you give them special teaching in a particular subject, especially in order to prepare them for an examination. 3

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Origin of coach

First appearance:

before 1550
One of the 31% oldest English words
1550-60; 1840-50 for sense “tutor”; earlier coche(e) < Middle French coche < German Kotsche, Kutsche < Hungarian kocsi, short for kocsi szekér cart of Kocs, town on the main road between Vienna and Budapest; senses referring to tutoring, from the conception of the tutor as one who carries the student through examinations

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Parts of speech for Coach


coach popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

coach usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for coach

verb coach

  • tutor — a person employed to instruct another in some branch or branches of learning, especially a private instructor.
  • teach — to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction in: She teaches mathematics. Synonyms: coach.
  • train — Railroads. a self-propelled, connected group of rolling stock.
  • hone — a whetstone of fine, compact texture for sharpening razors and other cutting tools.
  • educate — to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling. Synonyms: instruct, school, drill, indoctrinate.

noun coach

  • trainer — a person or thing that trains.
  • teacher — a person who teaches or instructs, especially as a profession; instructor.
  • instructor — a person who instructs; teacher.
  • mentor — (in the Odyssey) a loyal adviser of Odysseus entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus.
  • educator — a person or thing that educates, especially a teacher, principal, or other person involved in planning or directing education.

Antonyms for coach

verb coach

  • listen — to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give ear.
  • learn — to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience: to learn French; to learn to ski.
  • accept — If you accept something that you have been offered, you say yes to it or agree to take it.

noun coach

  • playerGary, born 1935, South African golfer.
  • pupil — the expanding and contracting opening in the iris of the eye, through which light passes to the retina.
  • student — a person formally engaged in learning, especially one enrolled in a school or college; pupil: a student at Yale.

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