Meaning of COAT in English


I. ˈkōt noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English cote, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kozza coarse wool mantle

Date: 14th century


a. : an outer garment worn on the upper body and varying in length and style according to fashion and use

b. : something resembling a coat

2. : the external growth on an animal

3. : a layer of one substance covering another

a coat of paint

• coat·ed ˈkō-təd adjective

• coat·less adjective

II. transitive verb

Date: 14th century

1. : to cover with a coat

2. : to cover or spread with a finishing, protecting, or enclosing layer

• coat·er noun

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