Meaning of COAT in English


I. coat 1 S2 W3 /kəʊt $ koʊt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: cote ]

1 . a piece of clothing with long sleeves that is worn over your clothes to protect them or to keep you warm:

Billy! Put your coat on, it’s cold outside!

The kids took off their coats and threw them on the floor.

I need a new winter coat.

The lab assistants wear long white coats.

⇨ ↑ morning coat

2 . American English a jacket that you wear as part of a suit SYN jacket

3 . the fur, wool, or hair that covers an animal’s body:

a dog with a glossy coat

4 . a thin layer of a paint or other substance that you spread thinly over the surface of something

coat of

He applied a light coat of varnish.

⇨ cut your coat according to your cloth at ↑ cut 1 (43)

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■ types of coat

▪ warm

I was wrapped up in a nice warm coat.

▪ heavy/light

She was wearing a heavy coat and a thick scarf.

▪ a winter coat

You’ll need a good winter coat in Canada.

▪ a waterproof coat

I took my walking boots and a waterproof coat.

▪ a trench coat (=a long raincoat with a belt)

a military-style trench coat

▪ a duffle coat (=a warm coat with a hood, and buttons shaped like tubes)

He pulled the hood of his duffle coat over his eyes.

▪ a tweed/wool/sheepskin/leather coat

I love her black leather coat.

▪ a fur coat (=made from an animal’s fur)

In Moscow a lot of the women wear fur coats.

▪ a camel coat (=a thick pale brown coat made from wool, sometimes mixed with camel hair)

He wore a smart camel coat over his suit.

▪ a morning coat/tailcoat (=a formal coat that men sometimes wear for weddings)

■ verbs

▪ wear a coat

He was wearing a long coat.

▪ put on your coat

Mark stood up and put on his coat.

▪ take off/remove your coat

She took off her coat and went into the kitchen.

■ coat + NOUN

▪ a coat pocket

I thought my wallet was in my coat pocket.

▪ a coat sleeve

The small boy was pulling at his mother's coat sleeve.

▪ a coat collar

He turned up his coat collar.

▪ a coat hook (=for hanging a coat on a wall)

He hung his jacket on a coat hook in the hall.

II. coat 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

to cover something with a thin layer of something else:

A layer of snow coated the trees.

coat something with/in something

Next, coat the fish with breadcrumbs.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.