Meaning of COAT in English


/ kəʊt; NAmE koʊt/ noun , verb

■ noun


a piece of outdoor clothing that is worn over other clothes to keep warm or dry. Coats have sleeves and may be long or short :

a fur / leather coat

a long winter coat

to put on / take off your coat

—see also duffel coat , greatcoat , housecoat , overcoat , petticoat , raincoat , trench coat


( NAmE ) ( old-fashioned in BrE ) a jacket that is worn as part of a suit

—see also frock coat , morning coat , tailcoat , waistcoat


the fur, hair or wool that covers an animal's body :

a dog with a smooth / shaggy coat

—picture at lion


a layer of paint or some other substance that covers a surface :

to give the walls a second coat of paint

—see also topcoat , undercoat


- cut your coat according to your cloth

■ verb

[ vn ] [ often passive ] coat sth (with / in sth) to cover sth with a layer of a substance :

cookies thickly coated with chocolate

A film of dust coated the table.

—see also sugar-coated



Middle English : from Old French cote , of unknown ultimate origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.