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
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
I was wrapped up in a nice warm coat.
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)
▪ 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. 2012