Coast Coast (k[=o]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Coasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coasting}.] [OE. costien, costeien, costen, OF. costier, costoier, F. c[^o]toyer, fr. Of. coste coast, F. c[^o]te. See {Coast}, n.] 1. To draw or keep near; to approach. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Anon she hears them chant it lustily, And all in haste she coasteth to the cry. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To sail by or near the shore. [1913 Webster]

The ancients coasted only in their navigation. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

3. To sail from port to port in the same country. [1913 Webster]

4. [Cf. OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, hill, hillside.] To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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