Meaning of COAT in English


I. noun


a coat of paint (= a layer of paint that is put on something )

Walls usually need at least two coats of paint.

a shirt/skirt/coat etc button

Is this your coat button?

coat check

coat hanger

coat of arms

coat rack

coat stand/hat stand (= for hanging coats or hats on )

duffel coat

frock coat

morning coat

oilskin coat/jacket/trousers etc

sheepskin coat

a sheepskin coat

sport coat

sports coat

trench coat

winter coat/shoes (= designed for winter )

I need a new winter coat.




Once on the streets, Lucenzo raised the collar of his heavy black coat , huddling into it.

Pets with heavy coats may have their hair clipped to increase comfort and control fleas.

Fur hats with ear muffs, heavy fur coats , fur-lined boots.

He walked to the front of the large auditorium still wearing his heavy coat and black felt bowler.

She'd be tucked beneath the blanket and the heavy coat and watching Gloria put on her make-up before she went out.

The little animals though fat were lithe; they were heavy , their coats shone, opulent and dense.

Cora-Beth had a warm travelling-rug wrapped round her legs, and they were both muffled in heavy , fur-lined coats and caps.

There were kids everywhere in heavy coats , girls carrying roller skates, posse boys in hats carrying sticks.


A Yek in the long coat of a merchant came out of the door of the house.

Women in head scarves and long coats take a seat on the left side of the synagogue.

Actual long coats , although difficult to spot at this age, will show in fluffy long hairs on the ears in particular.

He walked to the corner, gathering up his long Marine coat , doing up the buttons and neck flap.

A man in a long white coat came scurrying out and opened the back of the ambulance.

Note the small round shields and long mail coats .

What wears a long coat and pants in the summer?

No, he can not remember-neither Marita nor her long , b1ue coat .


I needed a new winter coat , and did not have the skill that Wendy had to make one out of a blanket.

When I married Martin, he paid off all my debts, poor dear, and bought me a new winter coat .

Every time the quid gets gang-banged on the international exchange, all the Arab chicks get a new fur coat .

To the girls it was as if she had announced a trip or the purchase of a new coat .

A new outfit of coat and apron costs £450.

It was a New York coat .

Brown stains appeared on the lapel of his new coat .

I realized that Minna was wearing an elegant new yellowish fur coat .


I found an old coat in the flea market and cut the good bits out.

The insurance companies hid behind my old coats and baggy pants and my boots with the run-over heels.

She sat sadly, in her old camel coat and her feathered hat, hearing the words.

All the children huddled under an old coat made of animal skins, which was full of lice.

He himself was thin and pale from illness, and was lying on the bed, wrapped in an old coat .

Then she put on her old brown coat , and her old brown hat, turned, and left the room.

She's all wrapped up warm with this big old coat on.

That dreadful, badly cut shabby old coat and skirt!


Lucy shivered in her thick coat and scarf.

Their hair was in raggedy patches, for they were molting their thick winter coats .

Most are vulnerable to the cold, since they can not grow long hair and a thick insulating coat .

Take the example of a polar bear, which is equipped with a thick coat of white fur.

He was feeling the clammy cold that seemed to penetrate his thick coat and chill his bones.

If it is cold the animals come to have thick coats of hair, or feathers.

This thick coat , however, is replaced in warmer climates by short hair.

The thick shaggy coat of the mountain goat prepares it for the rigours of the Rocky Mountains' winter.



Cocteau in a duffel coat with Chanel.

She was wearing a navy blue duffel coat with a tartan-lined hood, black stockings and pointed shoes with very high heels.

Wearing a duffel coat over yesterday's military outfit, he was feeding hazelnuts to a squirrel.

Dwarfing his bicycle, he hunched over the handlebars, his duffel coat in constant danger of tangling with the spokes.

Three of the youths, aged 16-20, wore black duffel coats with the hoods pulled up to hide their faces.

His hair was rumpled, and the toggles on his duffel coat were done up wrong.


The more extreme designers have turned the jacket into a frock coat , emphasizing the Edwardian feel.

There were men in frock coats and bowler hats.

He, too, wore a black top hat, a black frock coat and black trousers.

Grant met them in a worn black frock coat and listened politely.

Meanwhile look out for the new Fashion Editor Edwardian-style frock coats with their theatrical, dandyish look.

He was a cheery chap who wore a frock coat and a soiled black felt hat which had seen better days.


He was warmly wrapped up in a fur coat and had gloves on.

I took him from her, lay him on the fur coat and pressed his chest with my palms.

Perhaps they looked a little incongruous sitting in their smart hats and fur coats , talking more loudly than anybody else.

He ought to have bought her a fat fur coat .

DeFries gave me a fur coat .

Mrs Kulass put on a ratty fur coat , a shabby felt hat, and put her hands inside an old muff.

Then there was the resentment over the fur coat she was deprived of because I was sent to a fee-paying school.

Like they used to do with the fur coats .


Application Tell the students that chimes can be made by using a metal spoon instead of a coat hanger .

Foam padding, often used on coat hangers , is not ideal.

The vibrations you heard traveled through the metal coat hanger , then through the string and the pencils to your ear drum.

I think they must make those figures by photographing a pile of coat hangers on the floor.


In obligatory white lab coat and cotton cap he was touring the Boots factory in Airdrie.

Diane came back without the lab coat .


Two Luftwaffe officers in blue leather coats were standing beside it.

There were two on duty, both in dark brown, ankle-length, leather coats .

He had on a leather trilby and a single breasted leather coat with a tie belt.

He wore a black leather coat , too young for him if he had looked his age.

A man in a fur hat, long black leather coat , white shirt and silver tie got into the carriage.

She has shoulder-length blonde hair and wears an expensive-looking leather coat .

Frick was proud as he walked between them, his long black leather coat reaching to the ground.


Hairs from her mink coat had been found in the gazebo by the pond.

He is a dandy-looking dude too, with slick black ponytail and, always, a full-length mink coat .

His wife, Mary Rose, slipped into a mink coat as they prepared to disembark.

Somehow it sounds even more so coming from a ballerina sitting in full-length black mink coat and twiddling with diamond earrings.

She had covered the mink coat with a nylon overall.


Jack and best man Nelson Gabriel were devastatingly handsome in their grey morning coats .


He rooted around in his coat pocket until he found the address that Tony Jones had given him.

He put several grenades in the coat pocket , and a machine gun into a long pocket inside the coat.

I pat down coat pockets , dig through backpacks and open drawers until I find it.

Ludo and I turn our collars up against the chill April evening, and ram our hands in our coat pockets .

From his suit coat pocket he takes a Mont Blanc pen, leans forward, then draws two intricate kanji characters.

He'd just remembered he had a couple of toffees in his oilskin coat pocket .

Slumping down into his seat, he took a silver flask from his coat pocket .


He was wearing a brown imitation sheepskin coat .

He was still dark from his summer tan, and wore a short sheepskin coat and a shirt with an open collar.

What emerged from this astonishing machine was Eric, wearing a wonderful sheepskin coat and boots.

The woman wore a sheepskin coat that reached to her calves.

A sheepskin coat was the skinhead status symbol.

She stood up and shrugged the sheepskin coat from her shoulders, hanging it from the hook behind the door.


He always wears a sports coat and flannels and a pinned tie.

The customer was wearing a sport coat with checks so large Fogarty thought of a horse blanket.

The other in his 30's, with ginger hair and moustache and a tweed sports coat .

Just trust me on this, and put your sport coat on.

Also, he was wearing his new sport coat .

Nichols sat stone-faced, dressed in a sport coat and blue shirt.

We had a beatnik poet who wore salami patches on his tweed sport coat .


He had a black trench coat on and his right hand was deep inside the right pocket.

It was all preparation for her dream job: a foreign correspondent, roaming the world in a trench coat .

Immediately, they heard raised voices and saw that the porter was engaged in an altercation with two men in trench coats .

Check any narrow-minded seriousness at the door with your urban trench coat and get ready for an absolute annihilation of bourgeois civility.

He was wearing a trench coat , military style with wide lapels, the collar turned up, belted.

Purple Label sportswear is filled with chocolate-colored suede trench coats , gray pinstriped cashmere slacks, cashmere sweaters and cashmere overcoats.

He carried his trench coat over his arm.

No cocktail hat, no military decorations, no trench coat actually worn in the trenches.


He's got his big winter coat on with silver buttons and his tall hat.

When I married Martin, he paid off all my debts, poor dear, and bought me a new winter coat .

The humans had grown their winter coats , and the high buildings trembled in the tight grip of their stress equations.

She could fill the second suitcase with her winter coat .

In her winter coat she appeared to be little more than a central pole with a tent draped from her shoulders.

Their hair was in raggedy patches, for they were molting their thick winter coats .

In addition, a wintry spell before the Cesarewitch was prompting our runners to start donning their winter coats before they set off.

Amy needs shoes, boots, a winter coat .



I then applied three thin coats of oil primer for my ground.

Then apply a coat of bituminous primer and bed a strip of self-adhesive flashing tape along it.

After this time, apply a second coat and repeat the drying procedure.

This applies particularly to your coat .

When varnish is completely dry, apply a final top coat of colourless varnish.

The stucco was applied in several coats to a thickness of up to three inches.

When dry apply two coats of acrylic varnish, leaving to dry between coats.

There is just time to apply a coat before the winter weather really sets in.


It was a drizzling spring afternoon and I paused on the steps to button my coat .

He buttoned up his Marine coat and walked down Prospect Avenue to where his Baby was parked.

Within a few minutes of this treatment being given, he was able to button up his coat .

I adjusted my tie and buttoned up the coat which, a little while later, I would be unbuttoning.

She makes a motion to button my coat , but I am already starting down the path.


He offered to buy her a coat .

They bought fur coats and all that stuff.

Calculations have shown that a two child family receiving supplementary benefit could buy a woman's coat only once every 15 years.

Doris Lupton remembers her first trip vividly: My friend and I bought new coats before we went.


He was dressed in a white coat - the sort that scientists wear.

Nichols sat stone-faced, dressed in a sport coat and blue shirt.

He could see that the singer wasn't especially old or badly dressed under the coat .

He noticed that the ghost was smartly dressed in a cut-away coat with gilt buttons, a stand-up collar and Scotch cap.


But he was hanging up her coat and appeared not to notice the edge on her voice.

She was accustomed to hanging up her own coat .

She walked down a stone staircase to a basement where you could hang your coat .

Ellen asked, hanging their coats in the closet.

He hangs up his camelhair coat in the anteroom that connects his office with Shirley's and passes into the former.

Put your hat and gloves right here in the bin. Hang your coat on this peg.


We pull on our coats with bleary yanks as the alcohol works its universal spell, and bump out the door.

He pulled cautiously on my coat , his eyes fixed on my face.

She shivered, pulling the coat closer round herself.

When I pull on my coat , the tears are streaming down my face.

She shrugged and pulled her coat tighter around her.

I saw Sir Henry pull his coat closer round him.

The wind was cold, and he pulled his thin coat around him.

I pulled up my coat collar and sprinted along the platform and into the shelter of the waiting room.


I put on my coat and leave.

At dusk we put on our coats again and go out.

Barry's Mum got up from the desk as they went into the waiting-room, and put her coat on.

Jack put on his coat and sat alongside Elaine.

Lucy collected her stuff together and put on her coat and said goodnight, but she didn't leave.

Frank put his coat across the back of the chair.

He had difficulty putting on his coat .

A steward opened the door and the passengers started putting on their coats and hats.


For the time being he had the dressing-room to himself, and he took from his coat pocket Nyrene's last letter.

A servant helped Charles take off his coat .

In just forty-five seconds he would get up from his desk, take his coat and walk past his secretary.

Adrienne paused to scan her face before taking her coat and hanging it in the closet.

He'd been gone for donkey's years and he wanted to take off his coat and sit down.

Miguel walked into his room, crashing down on to his mat without the strength to take off his coat .

He would arrive at her door and they would begin right away, sometimes before he took his coat off.

She took her coat off and laid it on the bed.


Then, throwing on his coat , he ventured out again.

Tobie exclaimed, throwing off her coat and curling up on the sofa.

Blanche reappeared just after four, throwing off her coat and beckoning Dexter into her office in the same gesture.

She threw off her coat , twirled off the scarf, sat on the bed to undo her sneakers.

She stepped into the room and went to stand by the armchair where he had so carelessly thrown his coat .

Mattie said, throwing off her coat .

Maybe you have to throw a coat over your nightie and pick them up from miles away in the car.


Some women wear fur coats , others puffa jackets and boots.

She wore a black coat and had a Soviet Railway badge pinned to her black hat.

I thought you guys all wore those penguin coats .

For the first time I saw how worn his coat was.

Her daughter was standing just inside the door, wearing her coat , hat and walking shoes.

Tape of the scene shot by news helicopters show a distraught woman, driving a Jaguar, wearing a fur coat .

What emerged from this astonishing machine was Eric, wearing a wonderful sheepskin coat and boots.

The road snakes along hills wearing premature coats of green.


coat check/hat check

cut your coat according to your cloth

full-length skirt/dress/coat etc

metal-coated/plastic-coated etc

midi skirt/dress/coat

white-coated/fur-coated etc


her heavy winter coat

Huskies have a nice thick coat .


Anton won his suit and coat .

Forty-four little hands gather up coats and lunch boxes and forty-four little feet head down the hall to go home.

He was dressed in a white coat - the sort that scientists wear.

I began thwacking the back of his coat and the snow puffed into the air.

I think they must make those figures by photographing a pile of coat hangers on the floor.

In his coat , Winchell looks like a Dickensian undertaker; he embarrasses me.

When she saw where I was sitting she pushed her hands in her coat pockets and ambled over on her shaky heels.

Women in head scarves and long coats take a seat on the left side of the synagogue.

II. verb




Then the whole thing is cooked slowly in a nonstick pan lightly coated with olive oil or clarified butter.

Hordes of aphids twinkled like fireflies, until the willow branches and leaves seemed coated with oil .

Add oregano and rice, stirring to coat rice with oil .

Using a pastry brush, coat lightly with corn oil .


Candied peel and angelica are coated in a thick sugar syrup, then dried.


coat check/hat check

full-length skirt/dress/coat etc

metal-coated/plastic-coated etc

midi skirt/dress/coat

white-coated/fur-coated etc


A special machine coats the nuts with chocolate.

Dust coated all of the furniture.


Dip in tinted coconut to coat frosting.

Dip quail in cornstarch mixture until evenly coated.

Increased urinary levels of arsenic and mercury will coat the copper with black and silvery deposits, respectively.

Make sure the truffles are completely coated in chocolate.

Use a good quality paint or varnish brush, and the size should be suitable for the surface being coated.

When first grown, the top of the fungus is coated in a black sticky jelly containing spores.

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