Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
  2. (noun, artifact) a thin layer covering something
  3. (noun, animal) growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
  4. (verb, contact) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
  5. (verb, body) cover or provide with a coat
  6. (verb, contact) form a coat over

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Synonyms of Coat

cake, coating, pelage, surface

Origin of the word Coat

  1. c.1300, "outer garment," from O.Fr. cote, from Frank. *kotta "coarse cloth," of unknown origin. Transferred to animal's natural covering c.1390. Extended 1663 to a layer of any substance covering any surface. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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