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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kohs-tl]
    • /ˈkoʊs tl/
    • /ˈkəʊ.stəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kohs-tl]
    • /ˈkoʊs tl/

Definitions of coastal word

  • adjective coastal Coastal is used to refer to things that are in the sea or on the land near a coast. 3
  • adjective coastal of, at, near, or along a coast 3
  • adjective coastal of, relating to, bordering on, or located near a coast: The coastal regions are inundated at high tide. 1
  • noun coastal Of, relating to, or near a coast. 1
  • adjective coastal (geography) Relating to the coast; on or near the coast, as a coastal town, a coastal breeze. 0

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Origin of coastal

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; coast + -al1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Coastal


coastal popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% 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".

coastal usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for coastal

adj coastal

  • marshy — like a marsh; soft and wet; boggy.
  • marginal — pertaining to a margin.
  • seaside — a city in W California, on Monterey Bay.
  • littoral — of or relating to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean.
  • riverine — of or relating to a river.

adjective coastal

  • sea — Self Extracting Archive
  • beach — A beach is an area of sand or stones beside the sea.
  • shoreJane, 1445?–1527, mistress of Edward IV of England.
  • shoreline — the line where shore and water meet.
  • coastline — A country's coastline is the outline of its coast.

Antonyms for coastal

adjective coastal

  • landlocked — shut in completely, or almost completely, by land: a landlocked bay.
  • backland — undeveloped land behind a developed property
  • upcountry — of, relating to, residing in, or situated in the interior of a region or country; inland.
  • midland — a city in W Texas.
  • back country — The back country is an area that is a long way from any city and has very few people living in it.

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