coat

[koht]
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noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. coastland,
  2. coastline,
  3. coastward,
  4. coastways,
  5. coastwise,
  6. coat armour,
  7. coat card,
  8. coat dress,
  9. coat flower,
  10. coat hanger

Origin of coat

1250–1300; Middle English cote < Anglo-French, Old French < Germanic; compare German Kotze, Old Saxon cott woolen coat

Related formscoat·er, nouncoat·less, adjectivere·coat, verb (used with object)re·coat, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for coat

coat

noun

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

verb

(tr often foll by with) to cover (with) a layer or covering
(tr) to provide with a coat

Word Origin for coat

C16: from Old French cote of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon kotta, Old High German kozzo

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Word Origin and History for coat
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Medicine definitions for coat

coat

[kōt]

n.

The outer covering or enveloping layer or layers of an organ or part.

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