coat·​ing ˈkō-tiŋ How to pronounce coating (audio)
: cloth for coats

Examples of coating in a Sentence

The fabric has a coating that prevents liquids from soaking through. A light coating of snow had fallen. There was a coating of ice on the pond.
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Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coating was in 1768

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Cite this Entry

“Coating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


coat·​ing ˈkōt-iŋ How to pronounce coating (audio)
: coat entry 1 sense 3, covering
a coating of ice on the pond
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