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COAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coat mean? 

COAT (noun)
  The noun COAT has 3 senses:

1. an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
2. a thin layer covering something
3. growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal

  Familiarity information: COAT used as a noun is uncommon.


COAT (verb)
  The verb COAT has 3 senses:

1. put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
2. cover or provide with a coat
3. form a coat over

  Familiarity information: COAT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COAT (noun)


Sense 1coat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("coat" is a kind of...):

outer garment; overgarment (a garment worn over other garments)

Meronyms (parts of "coat"):

hemline (the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat)

coattail (the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist)

coat button (a button on a coat)

breast pocket (a pocket inside of a man's coat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coat"):

mackinaw; Mackinaw coat (a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material)

newmarket (a long close-fitting coat worn for riding in the 19th century)

raincoat; waterproof (a water-resistant coat)

sack coat (man's hiplength coat with a straight back; the jacket of a suit)

afghan; sheepskin coat (a coat made of sheepskin)

surcoat (a loose outer coat usually of rich material)

topper (a woman's short coat)

lab coat; laboratory coat (a light coat worn to protect clothing from substances used while working in a laboratory)

jacket (a short coat)

box coat (a short coat that hangs loosely from the shoulders)

coatee (a short close-fitting coat)

cutaway (a man's coat cut diagonally from the waist to the back of the knees)

duffel coat; duffle coat (a warm coat made of duffel; usually has a hood and fastens with toggles)

frock coat (a man's coat having knee-length skirts front and back; worn in the 19th century)

fur coat (a coat made of fur)

greatcoat; overcoat; topcoat (a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter)


Sense 2coat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thin layer covering something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

coating; coat

Context example:

a second coat of paint

Hypernyms ("coat" is a kind of...):

covering (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coat"):

paint (a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating)

patina (a fine coating of oxide on the surface of a metal)

metal plating; plating (a thin coating of metal deposited on a surface)

rendering (a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall)

seal (a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture)

veneer; veneering (coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood)

waterproofing (a coating capable of making a surface waterproof)

overcoat; overcoating (an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish))

lacquer (a hard glossy coating)

bitumastic (a protective coating of asphalt and filter used on structural metals that are exposed to weathering)

coat of paint (a layer of paint covering something else)

emulsion; photographic emulsion (a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin)

enamel (any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze)

facing; veneer (an ornamental coating to a building)

finish coat; finishing coat (the final coating of plaster applied to walls and ceilings)

gilding; gilt (a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold)


Sense 3coat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

pelage; coat

Hypernyms ("coat" is a kind of...):

hair (a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coat"):

fur (dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel))

fleece; wool (outer coat of especially sheep and yaks)

Holonyms ("coat" is a part of...):

mammal; mammalian (any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk)


COAT (verb)


Sense 1coat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

coat; surface

Context example:

coat the cake with chocolate

Hypernyms (to "coat" is one way to...):

cover (provide with a covering or cause to be covered)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "coat"):

paint (apply paint to; coat with paint)

skimcoat (coat with a mixture of gypsum and spackle)

render (coat with plastic or cement)

daub; plaster (coat with plaster)

enrobe (provide with a coating)

tar (coat with tar)

glaze (coat with a glaze)

seal; varnish (cover with varnish)

cement (cover or coat with cement)

grit (cover with a grit)

zinc (coat or cover with zinc)

porcelainize (coat with porcelain or a porcelain-like surface)

platinize (coat with metallic platinum)

metalize; metallize (coat with metal)

size (cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance))

macadamise; macadamize; tarmac (surface with macadam)

metal (cover with metal)

plate (coat with a layer of metal)

pave (cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic)

galvanise; galvanize (cover with zinc)

foliate (coat or back with metal foil)

anodise; anodize (coat a metal with an oxide coat)

gelatinize (coat with gelatin)

skim (coat (a liquid) with a layer)

stucco (coat with stucco)

egg (coat with beaten egg)

encrust; incrust (cover or coat with a crust)

dredge (cover before cooking)

soot (coat with soot)

refinish (give a new surface)

brush on (apply with a brush)

patinate; patinise; patinize (coat with a patina)

resurface (cover with a new surface)

crumb (coat with bread crumbs)

copper (coat with a layer of copper)

finish (provide with a finish)

bonderise; bonderize (coat with a substance that will prevent corrosion)

blacktop (coat with blacktop)

rubber; rubberise; rubberize (coat or impregnate with rubber)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The wind storms coat the area with dust and dirt


Sense 2coat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover or provide with a coat

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "coat" is one way to...):

apparel; clothe; dress; enclothe; fit out; garb; garment; habilitate; raiment; tog (provide with clothes or put clothes on)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3coat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form a coat over

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cake; coat

Context example:

Dirt had coated her face

Hypernyms (to "coat" is one way to...):

cover; spread over (form a cover over)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Dust and dirt coat the area


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