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  1. coat
  2. noun

    • 1. an outer garment worn outdoors, having sleeves and typically extending below the hips:

      a winter coat his coat pocket
      Synonym : overcoat, tunic
    • 2. an outer garment having sleeves and extending below the hips worn indoors as a protective garment:

      a laboratory coat
    • 3. a man's jacket or tunic, especially as worn when hunting or by soldiers.

    • 4. a man's or woman's tailored jacket:

      she wore a pale linen coat and skirt
    • 5. an animal's covering of fur or hair:

      a dog's coat may become tangled and matted
      Synonym : fur, hair, wool, fleece, hide, pelt, skin, fell
    • 6. an outer layer or covering of a specified kind:

      the protein coat of the virus
    • 7. a covering of paint or similar material laid on a surface at one time:

      a protective coat of varnish
    • 8. a structure, especially a membrane, enclosing or lining an organ.

    • 9. a skin, rind, or husk.

    • 10. a layer of a plant bulb.


    • 1. provide with a layer or covering of something; apply a coat to:

      coat each part with a thin oil his boots were coated with mud
    • 2. (of a substance) form a covering to:

      a film of dust coated the floor
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: coat, plural noun: coats

    • noun

      an outer garment with sleeves, worn outdoors and typically extending below the hips:

      a protective outer garment worn indoors:

    • verb

      provide with a layer or covering of something:

      (of a substance) form a covering to:

    • noun

      a padded waterproof coat with large pockets, worn when shooting game.

      archaic term for morning coat

    • noun

      a soldier in a blue uniform, especially a Union soldier during the Civil War.

      a police officer.

    • noun

      a loose belted, double-breasted raincoat in a military style.

      a lined or padded waterproof coat worn by soldiers.

    • noun

      a short, square-cut style of coat designed to be worn when driving a car.
    • noun

      a white protective coat worn by workers in a laboratory.
    • noun

      a loose-fitting coat hanging straight down from the shoulders, particularly as worn by men (sometimes as part of military uniform) in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
    • noun

      a rough coating of plaster scratched before it is quite dry to ensure the adherence of the next coat.
    • noun

      a long white protective garment worn by doctors, hospital attendants, and laboratory workers.
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