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coat

noun, often attributive \ ˈkōt \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of coat

1 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
2 : the external growth on an animal
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.

Recent Examples of coat from the Web

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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

coat Synonyms

Synonyms
fur, fleece, hair, jacket, pelage, pile, wool
Related Words
undercoat, underfur; hide, leather, pelt, skin

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coat

verb

Definition of coat

transitive verb
1 : to cover with a coat
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.

Recent Examples of coat from the Web

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First Known Use of coat

14th century



COAT Defined for English Language Learners

coat

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

noun \ ˈkōt \

Definition of coat for Students

1 : an outer garment worn especially for warmth
2 : the outer covering (as fur or feathers) of an animal
3 : a layer of material covering a surface
  • a coat of paint

coated

\-əd\ adjective

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coat

verb

Definition of coat for Students

coated; coating
: to cover with a coat or covering

Medical Dictionary

coat

noun \ ˈkōt \

medical Definition of coat

1 : the external growth on an animal
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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