What does the word coast mean?

Usage examples for coast

  1. Tomaso held Lucilla by the hand; the cart was ready in which he was to travel to the sea- coast; they were calling him to hurry; and he was trying to look into her face, to see if he should tell her something that was in his heart. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  2. The moonlight died from the lake and the coast. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. Now, if you have any thoughts of going to sea, look out for some vessel bound to the Gold Coast, and then you'll soon get in the right way. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat