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Coat appears in the following tongue twister:

  • If coloured caterpillars could change their colours constantly could they keep their coloured coat coloured properly?

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun coat:

conversational speech89.63%task-oriented speech10.37%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun coat:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb coat:


The word coat is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun coat

What does coat mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: coats

  1. an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
  2. a thin layer covering something
    • example: a second coat of paint
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of coat: coating
    • more generic word: covering = an artifact that covers something else
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
      • photographic emulsion / emulsion = a light-sensitive coating on paper or film
      • enamel = any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze
      • facing / veneer = an ornamental coating to a building
      • finishing coat / finish coat = the final coating of
      • gilding / gilt = a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
      • lacquer = a hard glossy coating
      • overcoating / overcoat = an additional protective coating
      • pigment / paint = a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface
      • patina = a fine coating of oxide (produced by oxidation over a long period of time) on the surface of a metal
      • patina = a gloss or sheen on wooden furniture produced by age, polishing, or handling
      • patina = an acquired change in the appearance of something
      • 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
      • varnish = a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
      • veneering / veneer = 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
  3. growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of coat: pelage
    • more generic word: hair = a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures
    • more specific words:
      • fur = dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals
      • fleece / wool = outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
    • part of: mammal / mammalian = any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair

Alternative definition of the noun coat


  1. [countable] An outer garment covering the upper torso and arms.
  2. [countable] A covering of material, such as paint.
  3. [countable] The fur or feathers of animal.
  4. [context: uncountable, nautical] canvas painted with thick tar and secured round a mast or bowsprit to prevent water running down the sides into the hold (now made of rubber or leather)

Definition of the verb coat

What does coat mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: coated | coating | coats

  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
    • examples: Dirt had coated her face | Dust and dirt coat the area
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of coat: cake
    • more generic terms: cover / spread over = form a cover over

Alternative definition of the verb coat


  1. To cover with a coat of some material
  2. To cover as a coat.


"Coat" a.k.a. "The Coat" is a 2007 animation short film written and directed by Orlanda Laforêt.


  1. Coat: A coat is a long garment worn by both men and women, for warmth or fashion. Coats typically have long sleeves and are open down the front, closing by means of buttons, zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners, toggles, a belt, or a combination of some of these. Other possible features include collars and shoulder straps.
  2. The coat of the domestic dog refers to the hair that covers its body. A dog's coat may be a double coat, made up of a soft undercoat and a coarser topcoat, or a single coat, which lacks an undercoat. Double coats have a top coat, made of stiff hairs to help repel water and shield from dirt, and an undercoat to serve as insulation. The terms fur and hair are often used interchangeably when describing a dog's coat, however in general, a double coat, e.g., like that of the Newfoundland and most mountain dogs, is referred to as a fur coat, while a single coat, like that of the Poodle, is referred to as a hair coat.
  3. Coat is the nature and quality of a mammal's pelage. It is important to the animal fancy in the judging of the animal, particularly at conformation dog shows, cat shows and horse shows. It may also be used as a standard to evaluate the quality of care and management used by the animal handler, such as in horse showmanship.

Phrases with Coat

Phrases starting with the word Coat:

  1. coat rack
  2. coat tree
  3. Coat Check
  4. coat stand

Phrases ending with the word Coat:

  1. to coat
  2. box coat
  3. Car coat
  4. fur coat
  5. lab coat
  6. Pea coat
  7. body coat
  8. dust coat
  9. flat coat
  10. mink coat
  11. sack coat
  12. seed coat
  13. tail coat
  14. dress coat
  15. frock coat
  16. Glaze Coat

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Coat

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Google previewThe Poultry Monthly (1895)

The coat is an element of importance to the breeder of to-day, and all agree that the short, sleek coat is the one desired, even though the wild hare...

Google previewCountry Life (1918)

The coat is a mixture of soft and wiry hair, not flat.

Google previewThe New Country Life (1917)

The coat is a dense waterproof thatc with a soft, woolly under coat, The Cairn Terrier. Whether the original type of Scotch terrier or not, the cairn is one of the older breeds, having been known once as the short-coated working Skye and later as ...

Google previewNaming and Believing (2012)

by G.W. Fitch

coat is a spy." The description 'the man with the dark glasses, red hair, blue shirt, and black coat is an indeterminate one. We need something like “in this bar, or “in this part of the bar,' or 'sitting next to us to make the description determinate, ...

Google previewCool Nail Art (2014)

30 Step-by-Step Designs to Rock Your Fingers and Toes by Hannah Lee

A base coat is a product made specifically to prolong the life of your manicure. A base coat protects your natural nail from staining, fills in lines to create a smooth surface and helps polish adhere to the nail. When you are finished with your ...

Google previewThe boy's modern playmate (1906)

by John George Wood

is the Newfoundland pure and simple, and recognized as such in both countries ; the dog with the completely curly coat is the Labrador ; and the dog with the close smooth coat is the lesser or smaller Labrador. The head in all three varieties is ...


by K.W. Jeon, M. Friedlander

Introduction The cell membrane with a cell coat is a biologically important barrier separating the matrix of living cytoplasm from the nonliving environment which makes ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

scurrilous coarsely outspoken raunchy coarsely woven fabric hopsack coarse material baize coarse matted wool shag coarsen impair, vulgarise coarse nap shag coarse oatmeal grits coarse outer cereal coat bran coarse person slob coarse ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

*acoustic plaster; *base coat; *board finish plaster, board plaster; *bonding plaster; *browning plaster; *casting plaster; *cement plaster, see cement render; * see Portland cement plaster; *coarse plaster, see coarse stuff; *damp resisting plaster ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of K9 Terminology (2013)

by Edward M. Gilbert, Jr, Patricia H. Gilbert

but a curly coat is very objectionable. Collarette.1. Long and abundant hairaround the neck asisthe case in the Belgian Sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren .2.Coat aroundthe neckthat is somewhat longer than regularcoat in thecase ofthe Belgian ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Fashion History (2010)

by Valerie Cumming, C. W. Cunnington, P. E. Cunnington

Coat (F & M) Period: 13th century. The everyday loose tunic; the main garment worn by both sexes, though a kirtle was more usual for women. (M) Period: 14th and 15th centuries. The term was largely replaced by gipon or doublet. See cote ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The ermine has a white coat during the winter in the northern parts of its range. This may be to camouflage the animal against snowy landscapes, or to help it retain body heat. v- / Male blue-backed fairy bluebirds have iridescent blue ...

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Do not look at the coat, but at what is under the coat.
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Scrabble value of C3O1A1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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