- coats disease,
Origin of coating
- a garment indicating profession, class, etc.
- the profession, class, etc., so indicated.
verb (used with object)
Origin of coat
Examples from the Web for coating
Remove the butter and shortening from the freezer, and toss them with the dry ingredients, coating them well.
Devil's food cupcakes are filled with a luscious chocolate mousse center and topped with a coating of chocolate ganache.
And then I got a coating of Harvard on me and a coating of The New Yorker.
Their cement for coating walls is like ours; the stucco flat coloured, and the colours mixed with the plaster before laying on.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art|G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
After adding powdered recrystallized bichromate, the jelly compound is ready for coating or spreading on the paper.The Barnet Book of Photography|Various
In operation, a coating of coffee liquor is applied automatically, by means of a special device, to the outside of the drum.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
The coating may be dyed to any color desired, so that 59coated and glazed papers are obtainable in a wide variety of shades.From Paper-mill to Pressroom|William Bond Wheelwright
Then it is given a coating of dilute nitric acid which is rubbed well into the wood fiber.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
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.