coating

noun
coat·​ing | \ ˈkō-tiŋ How to pronounce coating (audio) \

Definition of coating

1 : cloth for coats
2 : coat, covering

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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Dip the wet rim into the salt and rotate for an even coating. Leah Silverman, Town & Country, "How to Make the Perfect Margarita," 11 Apr. 2019 Even untreated wood has a clear coating, a naturally occurring substance known as mill glaze. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Staining a Deck," 1 Apr. 2019 And with the luxurious polyurethane coating, the G4 can fend off any kind of beating. Popular Mechanics, "This Carry-On Is an A+ Travel Companion," 5 Apr. 2019 Henry's Burger Daikanyama Tempura Motoyoshi Chef Motoyoshi's deep-fried delicacies are fantastically light, sheathed in a crisp coating of golden batter that owes its crunch to a mixture of canola and sesame oil. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "34 Best Restaurants in Tokyo," 2 Mar. 2018 The bottle itself is a nice souvenir with a thick wax coating, a fancy seal, a nice embossed label and…a twist cap under all of that. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, "WW #91: New year, new books for Boom and AfterShock," 19 Jan. 2018 Avoid steel wool or hard bristles, as these tools can damage the coating on the heating element. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Air Fryers for Making Crispy Comfort Foods So Much Healthier," 20 Nov. 2018 With a fluffy tip the size of a cotton swab, the primer deposits a light, Velcro-esque coating on my lids. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "My Eyeshadow Wouldn’t Last an Hour Without Fenty’s Primer," 27 July 2018 Damage could also be seen on the ground floor of the building, as the overhead light in the foyer was broken and plaster had fallen down from the ceiling, leaving the wooden slats exposed and a thick coating of mess on the floor. Jerome Campbell, BostonGlobe.com, "East Boston man ordered held on $200,000 bail on explosive charges after apartment blast," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of coating

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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coating

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coating

: a thin layer or covering of something

coating

noun
coat·​ing | \ ˈkō-tiŋ How to pronounce coating (audio) \

Kids Definition of coating

: coat entry 1 sense 3, covering The stairs have a coating of ice.

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