- coach [kōch]n.[Fr coche < Ger kutsche < Hung kocsi ( szekér), (carriage of) Kócs, village in Hungary where it was first used]1. a large, covered, four-wheeled carriage used in the 16th-19th cent. as a public conveyance, with seats for passengers inside and an open, raised seat in front for the driver; stagecoach☆ 2. a railroad passenger car furnishing the lowest-priced seating accommodations3. the lowest-priced class of accommodations on some airlines4. a BUS (sense 1)5. an enclosed automobile, usually a two-door sedan6. [orig., university slang] a private tutor who prepares a student in a subject or for an examination7. an instructor or trainer, as of athletes, actors, or singers☆ 8. Baseball a member of the team at bat, stationed near first and near third base to signal and direct the base runners and batters9. Sports the person who is in overall charge of a team and the strategy in games: cf., for baseball, MANAGER (sense c): often called head coachvt.1. Rare to carry in a coach2. to instruct in a subject, or prepare for an examination, by private tutoring3. to instruct and train (athletes, actors, etc.)vi.1. to ride in a coach2. to act as a coach
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.