Meaning of COACH in English


I. ˈkōch noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English coche, from Middle French, from German Kutsche, from Hungarian kocsi ( szekér ), literally, wagon from Kocs, Hungary

Date: 1556


a. : a large usually closed four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having doors in the sides and an elevated seat in front for the driver

b. : a railroad passenger car intended primarily for day travel

c. : bus 1a

d. : trailer 3b

e. : a 2-door enclosed automobile

f. : a class of passenger air transportation at a lower fare than first class


[from the concept that the tutor conveys the student through examinations]

a. : a private tutor

b. : one who instructs or trains

an acting coach

especially : one who instructs players in the fundamentals of a competitive sport and directs team strategy

a football coach


coach 1a


II. verb

Date: 1630

intransitive verb

1. : to go in a coach

2. : to instruct, direct, or prompt as a coach

transitive verb

1. : to train intensively (as by instruction and demonstration)

coach pupils

2. : to act as coach of

coach tennis

coach a team

• coach·able ˈkō-chə-bəl adjective

• coach·er noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.