Definition of Coastal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a coast. "Coastal erosion"

Partainyms: Coast
Derivative terms: Coast

2. Adjective. Located on or near or bordering on a coast. "The Atlantic coastal plain"
Similar to: Coastwise, Inshore, Maritime, Seaward
Derivative terms: Coast
Antonyms: Inland

Definition of Coastal

1. a. Of or pertaining to a coast.

Definition of Coastal

1. Adjective. relating to the coast; on or near the coast, as ''a coastal town'', ''a coastal breeze'' ¹

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Definition of Coastal

1. pertaining to or located near a seashore [adj]

Coastal Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coastal

coast banksia
coast boykinia
coast fox
coast guard
coast guards
coast lily
coast live oak
coast polypody
coast rat
coast redwood
coast rhododendron
coast white cedar
coastal (current term)
coastal diving bird
coastal motor boat
coastal motor boats
coastal plain
coastal rein orchid
coastal squeeze
coaster brake
coaster wagon

Literary usage of Coastal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"The seaward slope of the coastal Plain is continued as the continental shelf beneath the level of the sea to distances varying from 100 to 200 or more miles ..."

2. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1906)
"Briefly summing up some of the principal points developed in the foregoing description of the individual granite areas of the coastal plain region, ..."

3. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"It deals primarily with the following coastal engineering subjects: wave action in coastal waters; coastal processes; tides, surges and long period waves; ..."

4. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"During the last transgression, which terminated about 5000-6000 yr ago,2 the sea flooded extensive areas of coastal lowlands comprising perma- frozen strata ..."

5. EcoRegions of Alaska by Alisa L. Gallant (1998)
"As the northernmost ecoregion in Alaska, the 50000-knr Arctic coastal Plain ... The poorly drained, treeless coastal plain rises very gradually from sea ..."

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