♦♦coaches, coaching, coached1) N-COUNT A coach is someone who trains a person or team of people in a particular sport.
Tony Woodcock has joined German amateur team SC Brueck as coach.Syn:2) VERB When someone coaches a person or a team, they help them to become better at a particular sport.
[V n to n] Beckenbauer coached the West Germans to success in the World Cup final in Italy...
[V n] He was an educated man who coached the roughest gang of football players ever.Syn:3) N-COUNT A coach is a person who is in charge of a sports team. [AM](in BRIT, use manager)4) N-COUNT 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. [AM]5) N-COUNT: oft n N A coach is someone who gives people special teaching in a particular subject, especially in order to prepare them for an examination.
What you need is a drama coach.Syn:6) VERB If you coach someone, you give them special teaching in a particular subject, especially in order to prepare them for an examination.
[V n] He gently coached me in French.7) N-COUNT: also by N A coach is a large, comfortable bus that carries passengers on long journeys. [BRIT]
As we headed back to Calais, the coach was badly delayed by roadworks...(in AM, use bus)
I hate travelling by coach.8) N-COUNT A coach is one of the separate sections of a train that carries passengers. [BRIT](in AM, use car)
The train was an elaborate affair of sixteen coaches.9) N-COUNT A coach is an enclosed vehicle with four wheels which is pulled by horses, and in which people used to travel. Coaches are still used for ceremonial events in some countries, such as Britain.
English dictionary. 2008.