coach ( coaches plural & 3rd person present) ( coaching present participle) ( coached past tense & past participle )
1 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.
2 verb When someone coaches a person or a team, they help them to become better at a particular sport.
Beckenbauer coached the West Germans to success in the World Cup final in Italy... V n to n
I had coached the Alliance team for some time. V n
3 n-count A coach is a person who is in charge of a sports team.
in BRIT, usually 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.
5 n-count A coach is someone who gives people special teaching in a particular subject, especially in order to prepare them for an examination.
oft n N
What you need is a drama coach.
6 verb If you coach someone, you give them special teaching in a particular subject, especially in order to prepare them for an examination.
He gently coached me in French. V n
7 n-count A coach is a large, comfortable bus that carries passengers on long journeys.
(BRIT) also by N
As we headed back to Calais, the coach was badly delayed by roadworks..., I hate travelling by coach.
in AM, use bus
8 n-count A coach is one of the separate sections of a train that carries passengers.
The train was an elaborate affair of sixteen coaches.
in AM, use car
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.
coach station ( coach stations plural ) A coach station is an area or a building which coaches leave from or arrive at on regular journeys.
in AM, use bus station
life coach ( life coaches plural ) A life coach is someone whose job involves helping people to improve their lives by doing challenging or worthwhile things. n-count
life coaching n-uncount