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[koht] /koʊt/

an outer garment with sleeves, covering at least the upper part of the body:
a new fur coat; a coat for formal wear.
a natural integument or covering, as the hair, fur, or wool of an animal, the bark of a tree, or the skin of a fruit.
a layer of anything that covers a surface:
That wall needs another coat of paint.
a mucous layer covering or lining an organ or connected parts, as on the tongue.
Archaic. a petticoat or skirt.

verb (used with object)
to cover with a layer or :
He coated the wall with paint. The furniture was coated with dust.
to cover thickly, especially with a viscous fluid or substance:
Heat the mixture until it coats a spoon. The boy was coated with mud from head to foot.
to cover or provide with a coat.
an outdoor garment with sleeves, covering the body from the shoulder to waist, knee, or foot
any similar garment, esp one forming the top to a suit
a layer that covers or conceals a surface: a coat of dust
the hair, wool, or fur of an animal
short for coat of arms
(Austral) on the coat, in disfavour
(transitive) often foll by with. to cover (with) a layer or covering
(transitive) to provide with a coat

early 14c., “outer garment,” from Old French cote “coat, robe, tunic, overgarment,” from Frankish *kotta “coarse cloth” or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Saxon kot “woolen mantle,” Old High German chozza “cloak of coarse wool,” German Kotze “a coarse coat”), of unknown origin. Transferred to animal’s natural covering late 14c. Extended 1660s to a layer of any substance covering any surface. Spanish, Portuguese cota, Italian cotta are Germanic loan-words.

late 14c., “to provide with a coat,” from coat (n.). Meaning “to cover with a substance” is from 1753. Related: Coated; coating.

coat (kōt)
The outer covering or enveloping layer or layers of an organ or part.

Related Terms

pine overcoat

the tunic worn like the shirt next the skin (Lev. 16:4; Cant. 5:3; 2 Sam. 15:32; Ex. 28:4; 29:5). The “coats of skins” prepared by God for Adam and Eve were probably nothing more than aprons (Gen. 3:21). This tunic was sometimes woven entire without a seam (John 19:23); it was also sometimes of “many colours” (Gen. 37:3; R.V. marg., “a long garment with sleeves”). The “fisher’s coat” of John 21:7 was obviously an outer garment or cloak, as was also the “coat” made by Hannah for Samuel (1 Sam. 2:19). (See DRESS.)


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