1. of or relating to a coast
; - Example: "coastal erosion"
2. located on or near or bordering on a coast
; - Example: "coastal marshes"- Example: "coastal waters"- Example: "the Atlantic coastal plain"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Coastal \Coast"al\, a.
Of or pertaining to a coast.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to a coast; "coastal erosion"
2: located on or near or bordering on a coast; "coastal
marshes"; "coastal waters"; "the Atlantic coastal plain"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "coastal":
bordering, borderline, boundary, bounding, determinant,
determinative, determining, extreme, fringing, frontier, limbic,
liminal, limit, limiting, littoral, marginal, rimming, riparial,
riparian, riparious, riverside, seaside, shore, shoreside,
shoreward, skirting, terminal, threshold