coat meaning

[ kəut ] Pronunciation:   "coat" in a sentence
  • Noun: coat  kowt
    1. An outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors 
    2. A thin layer covering something
      "a second coat of paint"
      - coating 
    3. Growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
      - pelage
    Verb: coat  kowt
    1. Put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
      "coat the cake with chocolate"
      - surface 
    2. Cover or provide with a coat 
    3. Form a coat over
      "Dirt had coated her face"
      - cake

    Sounds like: cote

    Derived forms: coats, coated, coating

    See also: coating

    Type of: apparel, clothe, cover, covering, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate [archaic], hair, outer garment, overgarment, raiment [archaic], spread over, tog

    Part of: mammal, mammalian

    Encyclopedia: Coat

  • [Architecture]

    A single layer of plaster, paint, or any type of material applied to a surface.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : the external growth on an animal
    2 : a layer of one substance covering or lining another; esp : one covering or lining an organ ‹the coat of the eyeball›


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  1. his coat was sprinkled with cigarette ashes.
  2. i need a new coat -- or do i?
  3. how could i be a detective in this coat?
  4. he disembarrassed himself of his heavy coat.
  5. the coat does not sit properly across the shoulders.

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