[ koh-ting ]
/ ˈkoʊ tɪŋ /


a layer of any substance spread over a surface.
fabric for making coats.

Origin of coating

First recorded in 1760–70; coat + -ing1

Definition for coating (2 of 2)


[ koht ]
/ koʊt /


verb (used with object)

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coating

British Dictionary definitions for coating (1 of 2)


/ (ˈkəʊtɪŋ) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for coating (2 of 2)


/ (kəʊt) /



(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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Medicine definitions for coating


[ kōt ]


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

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