A coastline or seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean. A precise line that can be called a coastline cannot be determined due to the dynamic nature of tides. The term "coastal zone" can be used instead, which is a spatial zone where interaction of the sea and land processes occurs. Both the terms coast and coastal are often used to describe a geographic location or region; for example, New Zealand's West Coast, or the East and West Coasts of the United States.
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... Navigator Carthaginian 6th BC west African coast Hannu ancient Egyptian (c ... Alfred Harrison English 20th Arctic Dirk Hartog Dutch 17th western Australian coast Ahmed Pasha Hassanein Egyptian 20th Oweinat and the Sahara Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden American 19th Rocky Mountains and the ...
... The broken line measuring the coast does not extend in one direction nor does it represent an area, but is intermediate ... details on this topic, see How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension ...
... the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the African-Atlantic coast into the Caribbean to ... The booty he was liquidated on the coast of Ireland, later in Sale and the Barbary Coast ...
... The entire coast of Lazio, on which the mountain and the marsh are located, was a chain of barrier islands that was formed on a horst, made part of the mainland by sedimentation of the intervening graben ... Monte Circeo, as it is sometimes also called in Italian, is located on the southwest coast of Italy, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south/southeast of Rome, near San Felice Circeo ...
... Spanish 18th Pacific Northwest George Vancouver British 18th Pacific coast of North America Pierre Gaultier de Varennes French Canadian 18th western Canada Gonçalo ...
More definitions of "coast":
- (noun): The act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it.
Example: "The children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
Synonyms: slide, glide
- (noun): The area within view.
Example: "The coast is clear"
- (noun): A slope down which sleds may coast.
Example: "When it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
Famous quotes containing the word coast:
“It cannot but affect our philosophy favorably to be reminded of these shoals of migratory fishes, of salmon, shad, alewives, marsh-bankers, and others, which penetrate up the innumerable rivers of our coast in the spring, even to the interior lakes, their scales gleaming in the sun; and again, of the fry which in still greater numbers wend their way downward to the sea.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“I need not tell you of the inadequacy of the American shipping marine on the Pacific Coast.... For this reason it seems to me that there is no subject to which Congress can better devote its attention in the coming session than the passage of a bill which shall encourage our merchant marine in such a way as to establish American lines directly between New York and the eastern ports and South American ports, and both our Pacific Coast ports and the Orient and the Philippines.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)
“On the Coast of Coromandel
Where the early pumpkins blow,
In the middle of the woods
Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo.
Two old chairs, and half a candle,
One old jug without a handle,
These were all his worldly goods:
In the middle of the woods,”
—Edward Lear (18121888)