1. [ noun ] (clothing) an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
Related terms: overgarment jacket greatcoat mackinaw coatee box_coat fur_coat sheepskin_coat surcoat topper newmarket cutaway lab_coat frock_coat raincoat sack_coat duffel_coat coattail hemline coat_button breast_pocket
2. [ verb ] put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
Synonyms: surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

Related terms: cover paint glaze finish brush_on encrust dredge anodize rubberize stucco varnish galvanize soot patinate metal bonderize blacktop skim refinish pave resurface egg tar cement enrobe plaster grit plate copper crumb gelatinize macadamize size glaze render skimcoat foliate surface application coating
3. [ verb ] (clothing) cover or provide with a coat
Related terms: dress
4. [ noun ] a thin layer covering something
Synonyms: coating

"a second coat of paint"

Related terms: covering paint patina emulsion enamel coat_of_paint gilt lacquer overcoat plating finish_coat facing seal veneer waterproofing rendering bitumastic
5. [ verb ] form a coat over
Synonyms: cake

"Dirt had coated her face"

Related terms: cover coating
6. [ noun ] (zoology) growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
Synonyms: pelage
Related terms: hair hair fur wool mammal
Similar spelling:   Coate