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coastward

coast·ward
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kohst-werd]
    • /ˈkoʊst wərd/
    • /kˈəʊstwəd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kohst-werd]
    • /ˈkoʊst wərd/

Definitions of coastward word

  • adjective coastward towards the coast 3
  • adjective coastward toward the coast 3
  • adverb coastward Also, coastwards. toward the coast: We left the sinking ship in lifeboats and rowed coastward. 1
  • adjective coastward directed toward the coast: a coastward migration. 1
  • noun coastward Toward the coast. 1
  • adjective coastward near the coast. 0

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Origin of coastward

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; coast + -ward

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Coastward

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

coastward popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

coastward usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for coastward

adverb coastward

  • inshore — close or closer to the shore.

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