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.
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.
A second coat of paint.
A seed coat.
One can buy coated frying pans, which are much easier to wash up than normal ones.
Other Word Forms
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”).