[koh-ting] /ˈkoʊ tɪŋ/
a layer of any substance spread over a surface.
fabric for making .
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.
a layer or film spread over a surface for protection or decoration
a heavy fabric suitable for coats
(Midland English, dialect) a severe rebuke; ticking-off
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
“layer over a surface,” 1768, verbal noun from coat (v.).
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.
The outer covering or enveloping layer or layers of an organ or part.
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.)
noun 1. a surcoat or tabard embroidered with heraldic devices, worn by medieval knights over their armor. 2. a heraldic achievement of arms. noun 1. the heraldic bearings of a person, family, or corporation 2. a surcoat decorated with family or personal bearings n. mid-14c., originally a tunic embroidered with heraldic arms (worn over armor, […]
noun 1. a long defensive garment made of interlinked metal rings; hauberk; byrnie. noun 1. a protective garment made of linked metal rings (mail) or of overlapping metal plates; hauberk “a corselet of scales,” a cuirass formed of pieces of metal overlapping each other, like fish-scales (1 Sam. 17:5); also (38) a corselet or garment […]
- Coat-of-mail shell
noun 1. another name for chiton (sense 2)
- Coat of many colors
The special coat that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; the coat made his other sons jealous and resentful. (See Jacob and Esau and Joseph and his brothers.)