Coast

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coast \Coast\ (k[=o]st), noun [OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. {Accost}, verb (used with an object), {Cutlet}.]

1. The side of a thing. [Obs.] --Sir I. Newton.

2. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border. [Obs.]

From the river, the river Euphrates, even to the uttermost sea, shall your coast be. --Deut. xi. 24.

3. The seashore, or land near it.

He sees in English ships the Holland coast. --Dryden.

We the Arabian coast do know At distance, when the species blow. --Waller.

{The coast is clear}, the danger is over; no enemy in sight. --Dryden. Fig.: There are no obstacles. "Seeing that the coast was clear, Zelmane dismissed Musidorus." --Sir P. Sidney.

{Coast guard}. (a) A body of men originally employed along the coast to prevent smuggling; now, under the control of the admiralty, drilled as a naval reserve. [Eng.] (b) The force employed in life-saving stations along the seacoast. [U. S.]

{Coast rat} (Zool.), a South African mammal ({Bathyergus suillus}), about the size of a rabbit, remarkable for its extensive burrows; -- called also {sand mole}.

{Coast waiter}, a customhouse officer who superintends the landing or shipping of goods for the coast trade. [Eng.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coast \Coast\ (k[=o]st), verb (used without an object) [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}, noun]

1. To draw or keep near; to approach. [Obs.]

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

2. To sail by or near the shore.

The ancients coasted only in their navigation. --Arbuthnot.

3. To sail from port to port in the same country.

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.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coast \Coast\, verb (used with an object)

1. To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of. [Obs.] --Hakluyt.

2. To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of.

Nearchus, . . . not knowing the compass, was fain to coast that shore. --Sir T. Browne.

3. To conduct along a coast or river bank. [Obs.]

The Indians . . . coasted me along the river. --Hakluyt.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

coast

noun

1: the shore of a sea or ocean [syn: {seashore}, {coast}, {seacoast}, {sea-coast}]

2: a slope down which sleds may coast; "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"

3: the area within view; "the coast is clear"

4: the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope" [syn: {slide}, {glide}, {coast}]

verb

1: move effortlessly; by force of gravity

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

PUBLIC INTEREST

Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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Subject: CIMS00005891453 - FCC Consumer Center response from representative TSR58
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:37 -0400
From: DoNotReply@fcc.gov
Organization: FCC
To: Ken M.

You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC.

Dear Mr. M.,

Thank you for your e-mail to Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding C-Span in HD.

Cable TV companies are not required to carry C-SPAN in HD. C-SPAN is sponsored by the cable TV industry. The letters stand for "Cable Sponsored Public Affairs Network."

Thank You.

You are receiving this e-mail regarding your inquiry/complaint. Please note that this mailbox does not accept inbound e-mail. Do not attempt to respond to this e-mail message.

If you need additional information regarding your inquiry/complaint, our Consumer & Mediation Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET to assist you at 1- 888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL- FCC (1- 888-835-5322) TTY. Please save the case number and refer to it when following up with the FCC.

Representative Number : TSR58

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