Origin of coated
- an outer garment with sleeves, covering at least the upper part of the body: a new fur coat; a coat for formal wear.
- a natural integument or covering, as the hair, fur, or wool of an animal, the bark of a tree, or the skin of a fruit.
- a layer of anything that covers a surface: That wall needs another coat of paint.
- a mucous layer covering or lining an organ or connected parts, as on the tongue.
- coat of arms.
- Archaic. a petticoat or skirt.
- a garment indicating profession, class, etc.
- the profession, class, etc., so indicated.
- to cover with a layer or coating: He coated the wall with paint. The furniture was coated with dust.
- to cover thickly, especially with a viscous fluid or substance: Heat the mixture until it coats a spoon. The boy was coated with mud from head to foot.
- to cover or provide with a coat.
Origin of coat
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Examples from the Web for coated
Other versions are coated in marzipan, or dusted in powder sugar.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
December 24, 2014
Birds eat their berries, which are coated in gluey material called viscin.Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants
December 21, 2014
Each of them was coated in something resembling a gray, sticky batter.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive
August 3, 2014
The result was the skeleton of his sculptures, which he then coated with a skin of play dough.Sexually-Charged Napalm Sculptures Debut at Gallery Diet in Miami
March 14, 2014
The cards can also be coated with a thin corn-based plastic overlay.Wood Cards Are a Green Alternative to the Classic Plastic Gift Card
November 29, 2013
Then from head to foot he was coated with a substance cool and moist.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
The surface may or may not be coated with some bituminous material.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
If the heat is sufficient, the iron will get coated, and be ready for use.
The article to be coated is merely dipped into the solution.Practical Mechanics for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
It is then coated with shellac by heating and rubbing upon the shellac.On Laboratory Arts
- covered with an outer layer, film, etc
- (of paper) having a coating of a mineral, esp china clay, to provide a very smooth surface
- (of textiles) having been given a plastic or other surface
- photog optics another word for bloomed
- an outdoor garment with sleeves, covering the body from the shoulder to waist, knee, or foot
- any similar garment, esp one forming the top to a suit
- a layer that covers or conceals a surfacea coat of dust
- the hair, wool, or fur of an animal
- short for coat of arms
- on the coat Australian in disfavour
- (tr often foll by with) to cover (with) a layer or covering
- (tr) to provide with a coat
Word Origin and History for coated
early 14c., "outer garment," from Old French cote "coat, robe, tunic, overgarment," from Frankish *kotta "coarse cloth" or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Saxon kot "woolen mantle," Old High German chozza "cloak of coarse wool," German Kotze "a coarse coat"), of unknown origin. Transferred to animal's natural covering late 14c. Extended 1660s to a layer of any substance covering any surface. Spanish, Portuguese cota, Italian cotta are Germanic loan-words.
- The outer covering or enveloping layer or layers of an organ or part.