- a garment indicating profession, class, etc.
- the profession, class, etc., so indicated.
verb (used with object)
Origin of coat
Synonyms for coat
Related Words for coatleather, wool, fur, skin, layer, coating, frock, raincoat, overcoat, cloak, jacket, suit, wrap, tuxedo, windbreaker, laminate, cover, paint, glaze, smear
Examples from the Web for coat
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 27, 2014
The man finally manages to break free with the help of the others, slipping out of his coat.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop
December 16, 2014
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
December 8, 2014
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
December 7, 2014
The coat, with fitted bodice, nipped-in waist, and full skirt, created a familiar silhouette for Kate.Kate Middleton, the Preggers Fashion Princess
November 14, 2014
Historical Examples of coat
His nephew, with his coat stripped off, was sitting on the side of the bed.Brave and Bold
He had stripped off his coat and waistcoat, and was busily at work in his shirt-sleeves.Little Daffydowndilly
How read you that coat which hangs over yonder galley, Alleyne?
Dare you to wear your brother's coat without the crescent which should stamp you as his cadet.
Some of them, I have been given to understand, were actually in the pocket of her coat.Within the Law
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.