- a garment indicating profession, class, etc.
- the profession, class, etc., so indicated.
verb (used with object)
- coat armour,
- coat card,
- coat dress,
- coat flower,
- coat hanger
Origin of coat
Examples from the Web for coat
Place the thinly sliced shallots in a medium bowl and pour buttermilk over to coat.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The man finally manages to break free with the help of the others, slipping out of his coat.
Micah is 10 years old and he had a coat geared to the season, a Patagonia winter jacket with a hood.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He tore a piece of meat off the breast and stroked her coat while she ate.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The coat, with fitted bodice, nipped-in waist, and full skirt, created a familiar silhouette for Kate.
The Rebel soldier had stolen his coat, and he had no blanket to protect him from the cold night-winds.Winning His Way|Charles Carleton Coffin
These muscles lie within the longitudinal muscles, and adhere pretty firmly to the coat (e, e, fig. 7) of the great ovarian sack.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
The silence seemed to focus itself upon the cook, who fumbled at his coat collar and cleared his voice.Hilda|Sarah Jeanette Duncan
I had frequently admired this coat, which was made of many fine Russian furs.An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)|Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
A giant Irishman was standing there, with shirt collar and vest unbuttoned, and no coat on.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin for coat
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.