coach

[kohch]
noun
1.
a large, horse-drawn, four-wheeled carriage, usually enclosed.
2.
a public motorbus.
3.
Railroads. day coach.
4.
Also called air coach. a class of airline travel providing less luxurious accommodations than first class at a lower fare.
5.
a person who trains an athlete or a team of athletes: a football coach.
6.
a private tutor who prepares a student for an examination.
7.
a person who instructs an actor or singer.
8.
Baseball. a playing or nonplaying member of the team at bat who is stationed in the box outside first or third base to signal instructions to and advise base runners and batters.
9.
Nautical. an after cabin in a sailing ship, located beneath the poop deck, for use especially by the commander of the ship.
10.
a type of inexpensive automobile with a boxlike, usually two-door, body manufactured in the 1920s.
verb (used with object)
12.
to give instruction or advice to in the capacity of a coach; instruct: She has coached the present tennis champion.
verb (used without object)
13.
to act as a coach.
14.
to go by or in a coach.
adverb
15.
by coach or in coach-class accommodations: We flew coach from Denver to New York.

Origin:
1550–60; 1840–50 for sense “tutor”; earlier coche(e) < Middle French coche < German Kotsche, Kutsche < Hungarian kocsi, short for kocsi szekér cart of Kocs, town on the main road between Vienna and Budapest; senses referring to tutoring, from the conception of the tutor as one who carries the student through examinations

coachable, adjective
coachability, noun
outcoach, verb (used with object)
overcoach, verb
uncoachable, adjective
uncoached, adjective
well-coached, adjective


6. mentor, preceptor.
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coach (kəʊtʃ)
 
n
1.  a vehicle for several passengers, used for transport over long distances, sightseeing, etc
2.  a large four-wheeled enclosed carriage, usually horse-drawn
3.  a railway carriage carrying passengers
4.  a trainer or instructor: a drama coach
5.  a tutor who prepares students for examinations
 
vb
6.  to give tuition or instruction to (a pupil)
7.  (tr) to transport in a bus or coach
 
[C16: from French coche, from Hungarian kocsi szekér wagon of Kocs, village in Hungary where coaches were first made; in the sense: to teach, probably from the idea that the instructor carried his pupils]
 
'coacher
 
n

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coach
1550s, "large kind of carriage," from M.Fr. coche, from Ger. kotsche, from Hung. kocsi (szekér) "(carriage) of Kocs," village where it was first made. In Hungary, the thing and the name for it date from 15c., and forms are found in most European languages. Applied to railway cars 1866, Amer.Eng.
Sense of "economy or tourist class" is from 1949. Meaning "instructor/trainer" is c.1830 Oxford University slang for a tutor who "carries" a student through an exam; athletic sense is 1861. Related: Coached; coaching.
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Example sentences
One coach said he had spoken to the course instructor only twice a year.
But with some careful planning they might find themselves pleasantly surprised
  by life in coach.
Each wrestler has a coach at his side to lend encouragement and to herald the
  heroic deeds of his charge.
She taught kindergarten through second grade for seven years, and then became
  an education coach at the same school.
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