See also: Coach

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French coche, from German Kutsche, from Hungarian kocsi. According to historians, the coach was named after the small Hungarian town of Kocs, which made a livelihood from cart building and transport between Vienna and Budapest.

The meaning "instructor/trainer" is from Oxford University slang (c. 1830) for a "tutor" who "carries" one through an exam; the athletic sense is from 1861.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəʊtʃ/, [kʰəʊ̯tʃ]
  • (US) IPA(key): /koʊtʃ/, [kʰoʊ̯tʃ]
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  • Rhymes: -əʊtʃ

NounEdit

coach (plural coaches)

 
A "bus" coach
  1. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
    Synonym: carriage
  2. (rail transport, Britain, Australia) A passenger car, either drawn by a locomotive or part of a multiple unit.
    Synonym: carriage
  3. (originally Oxford University slang) A trainer or instructor.
  4. (Britain, Australia) A single-decked long-distance, or privately hired, bus.
  5. (nautical) The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.
    • (Can we date this quote by Samuel Pepys and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The commanders came on board and the council sat in the coach.
  6. (chiefly US) The part of a commercial passenger airplane or train reserved for those paying the lower standard fares; the economy section.
    John flew coach to Vienna, but first-class back home.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Czech: kouč
  • Danish: coach
  • Dutch: coach
  • French: coach
  • German: Coach
  • Italian: coach
  • Japanese: コーチ (kōchi)
  • Korean: 코치 (kochi)
  • Polish: coach
  • Spanish: coach
  • Swahili: kocha
  • Swedish: coach

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

coach (third-person singular simple present coaches, present participle coaching, simple past and past participle coached)

  1. (intransitive, sports) To train.
  2. (transitive) To instruct; to train.
    She has coached many opera stars.
  3. (intransitive) To study under a tutor.
  4. (intransitive) To travel in a coach (sometimes coach it).
    • (Can we date this quote by E. Waterhouse and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Affecting genteel fashions, coaching it to all quarters
  5. (transitive) To convey in a coach.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ coach” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English coach.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coach m (plural coaches or coachen, diminutive coachje n)

  1. trainer, instructor
  2. counselor

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English coach.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coach m (plural coachs)

  1. coach, trainer, instructor

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English coach.

NounEdit

coach m (invariable)

  1. coach (sports instructor)

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From English coach.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coach m pers

  1. (sports) coach, trainer (person who trains another)
  2. (psychology) coach, instructor
    Synonym: trener

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

coach m inan

  1. coachwork

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • coach in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • coach in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English coach. Doublet of coche.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coach m (plural coaches)

  1. (sports) coach

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English coach.

NounEdit

coach c

  1. coach; a trainer or instructor

DeclensionEdit

Declension of coach 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative coach coachen coacher coacherna
Genitive coachs coachens coachers coachernas