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Coat definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COAT, n.
1. An upper garment, of whatever material it may be made. The word is, in modern times, generally applied to the garment worn by men next over the vest.
God made coats of skin and clothed them. Genesis 3.
Jacob made Joseph a coat of many colors. Genesis 37.
He shall put on the holy linen coat. Leviticus 16.
Goliath was armed with a coat of mail. 2 Samuel 17.
2. A petticoat; a garment worn by infants or young children.
3. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office.
Men of his coat should be minding their prayers.
So we say, men of his cloth.
4. External covering, as the fur or hair of a beast, the skin of serpents, the wool of sheep, etc.
5. A tunic of the eye; a membrane that serves as a cover; a tegument.
6. The division or layer of a bulbous root; as the coats of an onion.
7. A cover; a layer of any substance covering another; as a coat of tar, pitch or varnish; a coat of canvas round a mast; a coat of tin-foil.
8. That on which ensigns armorial are portrayed; usually called a coat of arms. Anciently knights wore a habit over their arms, reaching as low as the navel, open at the sides, with short sleeves, on which were the armories of the knights, embroidered in gold and silver, and enameled with beaten tin of various colors. This habit was diversified with bands and fillets of several colors, placed alternately, and called devises, as being divided and composed of several pieces sewed together. The representation of these is still called a coat of arms.
9. A coat of mail is a piece of armor, in form of a shirt, consisting of a net-work of iron rings.
10. A card; a coat-card is one on which a king, queen or knave is painted.
COAT, v.t.
1. To cover or spread over with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a retort; to coat a ceiling; to coat a vial.
2. To cover with cloth or canvas; as, to coat a mast or a pump.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
2: a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint" [syn: coating, coat]
3: growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal [syn: coat, pelage] v
1: put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate" [syn: coat, surface]
2: cover or provide with a coat
3: form a coat over; "Dirt had coated her face" [syn: coat, cake]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English cote, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kozza coarse wool mantle Date: 14th century 1. a. an outer garment worn on the upper body and varying in length and style according to fashion and use b. something resembling a coat 2. the external growth on an animal 3. a layer of one substance covering another <a coat of paint> coated adjective coatless adjective II. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to cover with a coat 2. to cover or spread with a finishing, protecting, or enclosing layer coater noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 an outer garment with sleeves and often extending below the hips; an overcoat or jacket. 2 a an animal's fur, hair, etc. b Physiol. a structure, esp. a membrane, enclosing or lining an organ. c a skin, rind, or husk. d a layer of a bulb etc. 3 a a layer or covering. b a covering of paint etc. laid on a surface at one time. --v.tr. 1 (usu. foll. by with, in) a apply a coat of paint etc. to; provide with a layer or covering. b (as coated adj.) covered with. 2 (of paint etc.) form a covering to. Phrases and idioms: coat armour coats of arms. coat dress a woman's tailored dress resembling a coat. coat-hanger see HANGER(1). coat of arms the heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, or corporation. coat of mail a jacket of mail armour (see MAIL(2)). on a person's coat-tails undeservedly benefiting from another's success. Derivatives: coated adj. (also in comb.). Etymology: ME f. OF cote f. Rmc f. Frank., of unkn. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coat Coat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coated; p. pr. & vb. n. Coating.] 1. To cover with a coat or outer garment. 2. To cover with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a jar with tin foil; to coat a ceiling.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d'armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. Cot a hut.] 1. An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men. Let each His adamantine coat gird well. --Milton. 2. A petticoat. [Obs.] ``A child in coats.'' --Locke. 3. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth. Men of his coat should be minding their prayers. --Swift. She was sought by spirits of richest coat. --Shak. 4. An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek. Fruit of all kinds, in coat Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell. --Milton. 5. A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish. 6. Same as Coat of arms. See below. Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight, Or tear the lions out of England's coat. --Shak. 7. A coat card. See below. [Obs.] Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with coats as long as old master lived. --Massinger. Coat armor. See under Armor. Coat of arms (Her.), a translation of the French cotte d'armes, a garment of light material worn over the armor in the 15th and 16th centuries. This was often charged with the heraldic bearings of the wearer. Hence, an heraldic achievement; the bearings of any person, taken together. Coat card, a card bearing a coated figure; the king, queen, or knave of playing cards. ```I am a coat card indeed.' `Then thou must needs be a knave, for thou art neither king nor queen.''' --Rowley. Coat link, a pair of buttons or studs joined by a link, to hold together the lappels of a double-breasted coat; or a button with a loop for a single-breasted coat. Coat of mail, a defensive garment of chain mail. See Chain mail, under Chain. Mast coat (Naut.), a piece of canvas nailed around a mast, where it passes through the deck, to prevent water from getting below. Sail coat (Naut.), a canvas cover laced over furled sails, and the like, to keep them dry and clean.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(coats, coating, coated) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. A coat is a piece of clothing with long sleeves which you wear over your other clothes when you go outside. He turned off the television, put on his coat and walked out. N-COUNT 2. An animal's coat is the fur or hair on its body. Vitamin B6 is great for improving the condition of dogs' and horses' coats. N-COUNT: usu with poss 3. If you coat something with a substance or in a substance, you cover it with a thin layer of the substance. Coat the fish with seasoned flour. VERB: V n with/in n coated TV pictures showed a dying bird coated with oil... ADJ: v-link ADJ, ADJ with/in n, adv ADJ 4. A coat of paint or varnish is a thin layer of it on a surface. The front door needs a new coat of paint... N-COUNT: oft N of n

Easton's Bible Dictionary

the tunic worn like the shirt next the skin (Lev. 16:4; Cant. 5:3; 2 Sam. 15:32; Ex. 28:4; 29:5). The "coats of skins" prepared by God for Adam and Eve were probably nothing more than aprons (Gen. 3:21). This tunic was sometimes woven entire without a seam (John 19:23); it was also sometimes of "many colours" (Gen. 37:3; R.V. marg., "a long garment with sleeves"). The "fisher's coat" of John 21:7 was obviously an outer garment or cloak, as was also the "coat" made by Hannah for Samuel (1 Sam. 2:19). (See DRESS.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


See CLOAK; DRESS, etc.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Outer garment (of men). 2. Cover, covering, coating. 3. Layer, covering layer. II. v. a. Cover, spread a covering over, spread.

Moby Thesaurus

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