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coat

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noun, often attributive \ˈkōt\

Definition of coat

  1. 1a :  an outer garment worn on the upper body and varying in length and style according to fashion and useb :  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.

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Origin and Etymology of coat

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


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coat

verb

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.

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First Known Use of coat

14th century



COAT Defined for English Language Learners

coat

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noun

Definition of coat for English Language Learners

  • : 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

coat

verb

Definition of coat for English Language Learners

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


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

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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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