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Dictionary Definition

coat

Noun

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" [syn: coating]
3 growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal [syn: pelage]

Verb

1 put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate" [syn: surface]
2 cover or provide with a coat
3 form a coat over; "Dirt had coated her face" [syn: cake]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An outer garment covering the upper torso and arms.
  2. A covering of material, such as paint.
  3. The fur or feathers of animal.
  4. In the context of "uncountable|nautical": canvas painted with thick tar and secured round a mast or bowsprit to prevent water running down the sides into the hold (now made of rubber or leather)

Translations

outer garment covering the upper torso and arms
covering of material, such as paint
fur or feathers
canvas secured around mast
  • Finnish: takki

Verb

  1. To cover with a coat of some material
    One can buy coated frying pans, which are much easier to wash up than normal ones.
  2. To cover as a coat.

Translations

to cover with a coat of some material
to cover as a coat
  • Finnish: peittää
  • Swedish: täcka

Extensive Definition

Coat can refer to any one of the following:
  • Coat (clothing), an article of clothing for humans.
  • Coat (animal), the fur coat of an animal.
  • Coat of arms, a heraldic design used to identify a nation, city, family, or individual.
  • Coat, a layer of a certain substance, usually paint.
  • Dogcoat, an article of clothing for dogs.
coat in Dutch: Jas

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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