- a layer of any substance spread over a surface.
- fabric for making coats.
Origin of coating
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- 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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Related Words for coatinglayer, sheet, coat, blanket, skin, crust, varnish, glaze, membrane, veneer, patina, finish, bloom, dusting, film, encrustation, lamination
Examples from the Web for coating
Contemporary Examples of coating
Remove the butter and shortening from the freezer, and toss them with the dry ingredients, coating them well.Cat Cora’s Valentine’s Day Menu for Single People
February 13, 2014
Devil's food cupcakes are filled with a luscious chocolate mousse center and topped with a coating of chocolate ganache.World's Craziest Cupcakes
September 8, 2009
And then I got a coating of Harvard on me and a coating of The New Yorker.My Conversation with John Updike
Barbara Probst Solomon
January 29, 2009
Historical Examples of coating
The reddish-brown color is due to the coating of fibrils that covers the cap.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
If the coating has spiny hairs, as in the Chestnut and Beechnut, the whole is a bur.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
The necessity for this coating of sulphur or paraffin you will understand by an experiment.The Story of a Tinder-box
Charles Meymott Tidy
This is with the object of securing great uniformity in the coating.On Laboratory Arts
She came down to them and found that the fur was a coating of mussels.The Beach of Dreams
H. De Vere Stacpoole
- a layer or film spread over a surface for protection or decoration
- a heavy fabric suitable for coats
- Midland English dialect a severe rebuke; ticking-off
- 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 for coat
"layer over a surface," 1768, verbal noun from coat (v.).
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.