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coat

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noun, often attributive \ˈkōt\

Simple Definition of coat

  • : an outer piece of clothing that can be long or short and that is worn to keep warm or dry

  • : a piece of clothing that is worn over a shirt as part of a suit

  • : the outer covering of fur, hair, or wool on an animal

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coat

  1. 1 a :  an outer garment worn on the upper body and varying in length and style according to fashion and use b :  something resembling a coat

  2. 2 :  the external growth on an animal

  3. 3 :  a layer of one substance covering another <a coat of paint>

coated

play \ˈkō-təd\ adjective

coatless

adjective

Examples of coat in a sentence

  1. She put on her coat, hat, and gloves, and then she went outside.

  2. He was wearing a coat and tie.

  3. The dog has a thick coat.

  4. The house needed three coats to cover the original paint.



Origin and Etymology of coat

Middle English cote, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kozza coarse wool mantle


First Known Use: 14th century


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coat

verb

Simple Definition of coat

  • : to cover (something or someone) with a thin layer of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coat

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with a coat

  3. 2 :  to cover or spread with a finishing, protecting, or enclosing layer

coater

noun

Examples of coat in a sentence

  1. Rock dust coated his hair.

  2. My shoes are coated with mud.

  3. Coat the chicken with flour.



14th Century

First Known Use of coat

14th century



COAT Defined for Kids

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coat

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noun \ˈkōt\

Definition of coat for Students

  1. 1 :  an outer garment worn especially for warmth

  2. 2 :  the outer covering (as fur or feathers) of an animal

  3. 3 :  a layer of material covering a surface <a coat of paint>

coated

\-əd\ adjective



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coat

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verb

Definition of coat for Students

coated

coating

  1. :  to cover with a coat or covering




Medical Dictionary

coat

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noun \ˈkōt\

Medical Definition of coat

  1. 1:  the external growth on an animal

  2. 2:  a layer of one substance covering or lining another; especially :  one covering or lining an organ <the coat of the eyeball>




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