noun, often attributive \ˈkōt\

: 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

Full Definition of COAT

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
:  the external growth on an animal
:  a layer of one substance covering another <a coat of paint>
coat·ed \ˈkō-təd\ adjective
coat·less adjective

Examples of COAT

  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 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

Related to COAT



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

Full Definition of COAT

transitive verb
:  to cover with a coat
:  to cover or spread with a finishing, protecting, or enclosing layer
coat·er noun

Examples of COAT

  1. Rock dust coated his hair.
  2. My shoes are coated with mud.
  3. Coat the chicken with flour.

First Known Use of COAT

14th century


noun \ˈkōt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COAT

:  the external growth on an animal
:  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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