Coat meaning

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To coat is to cover something completely, or to give someone an outer layer of clothing.

An example of to coat is to toss a piece of chicken in flour before cooking it in oil.

An example of to coat is to go out on a cold night to cover sleeping homeless people.

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The definition of a coat is a layer of something on a surface, or the fur covering an animal, or an outer layer of clothing.

An example of a coat is the first layer of paint on a wall.

An example of a coat is the shiny hair on a dog.

An example of a coat is a rain jacket.

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A natural outer covering, such as the fur of an animal or the enveloping layer of an organ.
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A layer of material covering something else; a coating.

A second coat of paint.

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To provide or cover with a coat.
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To cover with a layer, as of paint.
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A sleeved outer garment opening down the front and varying in length, as a suit jacket or a topcoat or overcoat.
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A natural outer covering of an animal, as of fur or wool.
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The outer covering of a plant or animal structure, tissue, etc.

A seed coat.

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A layer of some substance, as paint, over a surface.
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A petticoat or skirt.
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Customary garb of a profession or class.
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To provide or cover with a coat.
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To cover with a layer of something.
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A natural outer covering, such as the fur of an animal or the enveloping layer of an organ.
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(countable) An outer garment covering the upper torso and arms.
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(countable) A covering of material, such as paint.
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(countable) The fur or feathers covering an animal's skin.

When the dog shed its coat, it left hair all over the furniture and the carpet.

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(uncountable, nautical) Canvas painted with thick tar and secured round a mast or bowsprit to prevent water running down the sides into the hold (now made of rubber or leather)
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The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.
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A coat of arms.
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A coat card.
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To cover with a coat of some material.

One can buy coated frying pans, which are much easier to wash up than normal ones.

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To cover as a coat.
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Origin of coat

  • Middle English cote from Old French of Germanic origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English coate, cotte, from Old French cote, cotte (“outer garment with sleeves”), from Old Frankish *kotta (“coat”), from Proto-Germanic *kuttô, *kuttǭ (“cowl, woolen cloth, coat”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeud-, *gud- (“woolen clothes”). Cognate with Old High German kozza, kozzo (“woolen coat”) (Modern German Kotze), Middle Low German kot (“coat”), Ancient Greek βεῦδος (beũdos, “woman's attire”).
    From Wiktionary