coating

[koh-ting]
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Origin of coating

First recorded in 1760–70; coat + -ing1

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coat

[koht]
noun
  1. an outer garment with sleeves, covering at least the upper part of the body: a new fur coat; a coat for formal wear.
  2. 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.
  3. a layer of anything that covers a surface: That wall needs another coat of paint.
  4. a mucous layer covering or lining an organ or connected parts, as on the tongue.
  5. coat of arms.
  6. Archaic. a petticoat or skirt.
  7. Obsolete.
    1. a garment indicating profession, class, etc.
    2. the profession, class, etc., so indicated.
verb (used with object)
  1. to cover with a layer or coating: He coated the wall with paint. The furniture was coated with dust.
  2. 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.
  3. to cover or provide with a coat.

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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coating

noun
  1. a layer or film spread over a surface for protection or decoration
  2. a heavy fabric suitable for coats
  3. Midland English dialect a severe rebuke; ticking-off

coat

noun
  1. an outdoor garment with sleeves, covering the body from the shoulder to waist, knee, or foot
  2. any similar garment, esp one forming the top to a suit
  3. a layer that covers or conceals a surfacea coat of dust
  4. the hair, wool, or fur of an animal
  5. short for coat of arms
  6. on the coat Australian in disfavour
verb
  1. (tr often foll by with) to cover (with) a layer or covering
  2. (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 coating
n.

"layer over a surface," 1768, verbal noun from coat (v.).

coat

n.

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.

coat

v.

late 14c., "to provide with a coat," from coat (n.). Meaning "to cover with a substance" is from 1753. Related: Coated; coating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

coating in Medicine

coat

[kōt]
n.
  1. The outer covering or enveloping layer or layers of an organ or part.
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