Meaning of COAT in English


— coater , n. — coatless , adj.

/koht/ , n.

1. an outer garment with sleeves, covering at least the upper part of the body: a new fur coat; a coat for formal wear.

2. a natural integument or covering, as the hair, fur, or wool of an animal, the bark of a tree, or the skin of a fruit.

3. a layer of anything that covers a surface: That wall needs another coat of paint.

4. a mucous layer covering or lining an organ or connected parts, as on the tongue.

5. See coat of arms .

6. Archaic. a petticoat or skirt.

7. Obs.

a. a garment indicating profession, class, etc.

b. the profession, class, etc., so indicated.


8. to cover with a layer or coating: He coated the wall with paint. The furniture was coated with dust.

9. to cover thickly, esp. with a viscous fluid or substance: Heat the mixture until it coats a spoon. The boy was coated with mud from head to foot.

10. to cover or provide with a coat.

[ 1250-1300; ME cote Kotze, OS cott woolen coat ]

Syn. 8. spread, smear, encrust.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .