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coach (kəʊtʃ Pronunciation for coach



  1. a vehicle for several passengers, used for transport over long distances, sightseeing, etc
  2. a large four-wheeled enclosed carriage, usually horse-drawn
  3. a railway carriage carrying passengers
  4. a trainer or instructor   ⇒ a drama coach
  5. a tutor who prepares students for examinations


  1. to give tuition or instruction to (a pupil)
  2. (transitive) to transport in a bus or coach

Derived Forms

ˈcoacher noun

Word Origin

C16: from French coche, from Hungarian kocsi szekér wagon of Kocs, village in Hungary where coaches were first made; in the sense: to teach, probably from the idea that the instructor carried his pupils


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= bus, charabanc

Translations for 'coach'

  • British English: coachPronunciation for coach A coach is someone who trains a person or team of people in a particular sport....a football coach.kəʊtʃ NOUNtrainer
  • Arabic: مُدَرِّبPronunciation for مُدَرِّب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: técnicoPronunciation for técnico técnica
  • Chinese: 教练Pronunciation for 教练
  • Croatian: trenerPronunciation for trener trenerica
  • Czech: trenérPronunciation for trenér trenérka
  • Danish: trænerPronunciation for træner
  • Dutch: coachPronunciation for coach
  • European Spanish: entrenadorPronunciation for entrenador entrenadora
  • Finnish: valmentajaPronunciation for valmentaja
  • French: entraîneurPronunciation for entraîneur
  • German: TrainerPronunciation for Trainer Trainerin
  • Greek: προπονητήςPronunciation for προπονητής προπονήτρια
  • Italian: allenatorePronunciation for allenatore
  • Japanese: コーチPronunciation for コーチtrainer
  • Korean: 코치Pronunciation for 코치
  • Norwegian: trenerPronunciation for trener
  • Polish: trenerPronunciation for trener
  • Portuguese: treinadorPronunciation for treinador técnica
  • Romanian: antrenor antrenoare, antrenori, antrenoare
  • Russian: тренерPronunciation for тренер
  • Spanish: entrenadorPronunciation for entrenador entrenadora
  • Swedish: tränarePronunciation for tränare
  • Thai: ครูฝึกกีฬาPronunciation for ครูฝึกกีฬา
  • Turkish: koçPronunciation for koçspor
  • Ukrainian: тренер
  • Vietnamese: huấn luyện viênPronunciation for huấn luyện viên
  • British English: coachPronunciation for coach A coach is a large comfortable bus that carries passengers on long journeys.The coach was delayed by roadworks.kəʊtʃ NOUNbus
  • Arabic: مَرْكَبَةPronunciation for مَرْكَبَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ônibus de viagemPronunciation for ônibus de viagem
  • Chinese: 长途客车Pronunciation for 长途客车
  • Croatian: autobusPronunciation for autobus
  • Czech: autobusPronunciation for autobusdálkový
  • Danish: rutebilPronunciation for rutebil
  • Dutch: reisbusPronunciation for reisbus
  • European Spanish: autocarPronunciation for autocar
  • Finnish: bussiPronunciation for bussi
  • French: carPronunciation for car
  • German: ReisebusPronunciation for Reisebus Reisebusse
  • Greek: πούλμανPronunciation for πούλμαν
  • Italian: corrieraPronunciation for corriera
  • Japanese: 長距離バスPronunciation for 長距離バスvehicle
  • Korean: 시외 버스Pronunciation for 시외 버스
  • Norwegian: rutebilPronunciation for rutebil
  • Polish: autokarPronunciation for autokar
  • Portuguese: autocarro de viagemPronunciation for autocarro de viagem
  • Romanian: autocar autocare
  • Russian: междугородный автобусPronunciation for междугородный автобус
  • Spanish: busPronunciation for bus
  • Swedish: långfärdsbussPronunciation for långfärdsbuss
  • Thai: รถโค้ชPronunciation for รถโค้ช
  • Turkish: tur otobüsüPronunciation for tur otobüsü
  • Ukrainian: пасажирський автобус
  • Vietnamese: xe buýt đường dàiPronunciation for xe buýt đường dài
  • British English: coach When someone coaches a person or a team, they help them to become better at a particular sport. VERBAfter her pro playing career, she coached a golf team.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: treinar
  • Chinese: 教练 教练練
  • European Spanish: entrenar
  • French: entraîner
  • German: trainieren
  • Italian: allenare
  • Japanese: コーチ
  • Korean: 코치하다
  • Portuguese: treinar
  • Spanish: entrenar

Example Sentences Including 'coach'

' Meanwhile, Tyson's coach , Tommy Brooks, confirmed that Lewis ' complacency may have cost him his titles.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
But the Scotland coach yesterday reported a clean bill of health.
Irish Times (2002)
FPDSavills are currently offering the Grade II-listed former coach house to Clipsham Hall at a guide price of £750,000.
Country Life (2005)
He nodded and stooped to gather a handful of earth, while the Countess turned to give the coach closer attention.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
He seems to be giving her money...' `Perhaps she can't afford a hackney coach any more than we can.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
Much attention will focus on that game, in the expectation Brazilian coach Felipe Scolari will play Ronaldo, at least for part of the match.
Irish Times (2002)
She was standing on the coach roof, her hands cupped to her ears.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
The elderly couple had left the coach , their place taken by a middle-aged woman who, within a mile, was vomiting from the offside window.
Bernard Cornwell GALLOWS THIEF (2002)
Tim Henman, whose failure to make full use of his talents makes him the Eoin Jess of tennis, sacked his coach David Felgate.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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