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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Although the can says its made with milk, Hard Coffee is surprisingly watery and leaves a sugary coating in the mouth that's far from pleasant. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "We tried Pabst Blue Ribbon's Stronger Seltzer and Hard Coffee. Here's what they taste like," 6 Sep. 2019 These products can provide a protective coating to lock in moisture on foot pads, can prevent the absorption of harmful chemicals (such as road salt or antifreeze) and help soothe sore skin. Nicole Forsyth, The Mercury News, "Dollars and Pets: Paw, nose and ear protection," 5 Sep. 2019 While ganache cools, prepare candy molds. Melt candy coating in the top of a double boiler. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Gift for cooking experiments brings County Fair ribbons galore," 3 Sep. 2019 Their complex construction and optical coatings split light into three beams, creating this gorgeous light show. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for August 28: Jeffrey Epstein, immigration, Dorian, VA, Amazon," 28 Aug. 2019 In 2017, two shipping vessels collided, spilling 49 metric tons of pellets into the sea and coating 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) of South Africa’s coastline with nurdles. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "Virgin plastic pellets are the biggest pollution disaster you’ve never heard of," 19 Aug. 2019 Better refrigeration in the developing world and food coatings extend the life of foods, cutting down on waste. Matt Simon, WIRED, "New IPCC Report Shows How Our Abuse of Land Drives Climate Change," 8 Aug. 2019 According to Vessi’s Kickstarter page, the powerful water-proofing and moisture-wicking function doesn't come from a chemical coating, but from a nano-filtering polyurethane membrane. Dan Q. Dao, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Waterproof Shoes You Can Wear for an Entire Trip," 2 Aug. 2019 That stainless steel top band has padding and a rubberized coating for a comfortable fit on the portion that touches your head. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Bose is back on top when it comes to noise-canceling headphones," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of coating

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of coating

: a thin layer or covering of something


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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