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Meaning of “coach” in the English Dictionary

"coach" in British English

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coachnoun

uk   /kəʊtʃ/  us   /koʊtʃ/
  • coach noun (TEACHER)

B1 someone whose ​job is to ​teachpeople to ​improve at a ​sport, ​skill, or ​schoolsubject: a ​tennis/​maths coach someone whose ​job is to ​train and ​organize a ​sportsteam : Gus Poyet was ​appointed as head coach.

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  • coach noun (VEHICLE)

A2 [C] (US usually bus) a ​longmotorvehicle with ​comfortableseats, used to take ​groups of ​people on ​journeys: We're going to the ​airport by coach. a coach ​trip [C] an ​old-fashioned carriagepulled by ​horses, now used ​mainly in ​official or ​royalceremonies [C] UK (UK also carriage, US car) any of the ​separateparts of a ​train in which the passengeras ​sit [U] US →  coach class

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coachverb [I or T]

uk   /kəʊtʃ/  us   /koʊtʃ/
B2 to give ​specialclasses in ​sports or a ​schoolsubject, ​especiallyprivately, to one ​person or a ​smallgroup: She coaches ​students inFrench, usually for ​exams.

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to ​train and ​organize a ​sportsteam: He coached the Blue Devils during ​their last ​championshipseason.
coaching
noun [U] uk   /ˈkəʊ.tʃɪŋ/  us   /ˈkoʊ-/
B2 You're very behind in ​yourEnglish - why don't you get some ​extra coaching?

coachnoun [U], adverb

uk   /kəʊtʃ/  us   /koʊtʃ/ US
(Definition of coach from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coach" in American English

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coachnoun

 us   /koʊtʃ/
  • coach noun (TEACHER)

[C] (esp. in ​sports) a ​person who is ​responsible for ​managing and ​training a ​person or a ​team: a ​basketball coach [C] A coach is also an ​expert who ​trains someone ​learning or ​improving a ​skill, esp. one ​related to ​performing: an ​acting coach
  • coach noun (PART OF VEHICLE)

[C/U] the less ​expensivesections of an ​aircraft that most ​peoplesit in: [U] We were in coach on the ​flight to Seattle. [C/U] A coach is also one of the ​separateparts of a ​train. [C/U] A coach is also a ​kind of ​old-fashionedvehiclepulled by one or more ​horses. [C/U] Br A coach is a ​bus.

coachverb [I/T]

 us   /koʊtʃ/
to be ​responsible for ​managing and ​training a ​person or a ​team: [I/T] He coached the Giants until 1997.
(Definition of coach from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"coach" in Business English

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coachnoun [C]

uk   us   /kəʊtʃ/
HR, MANAGEMENT someone whose ​job is to ​providetraining for ​people or to ​help prepare them for something: The ​company has ​hired a coach to ​improve our English.
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coachverb [T]

uk   us   /kəʊtʃ/
HR, MANAGEMENT to ​providetraining or ​help prepare someone for something: He ​offered to coach me for my ​interview.coach sb in sth We were coached in the best ways to ​improve our ​salesfigures.

coachnoun [U]

uk   us   /kəʊtʃ/ US ( UK economy) TRANSPORT
the ​cheapesttype of ​seats on a ​plane or ​train: in coach The ​airline was one of the first to ​stopservingcomplimentarymeals in coach.
coach
adverb
Even the company's ​director flies coach most of the ​time.
(Definition of coach from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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