coat

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Noun[change]

Singular
coat

Plural
coats

A man in a coat
  1. (countable) An outer piece of clothing that covers the upper part of the body and the arms.
    The woman wore a fur coat.
    It's cold today, so you need to wear a coat when you go outside.
  2. (countable) A covering of material, such as paint.
    He applied a thin coat of paint to the wood.
  3. (countable) The fur or feathers of an animal.
    The bear's coat was thick for the winter.
  4. Around the mast or bowsprit of a ship, some canvas painted with thick tar to keep water from running down the sides into the hold (now made of rubber).


Verb[change]

Plain form
coat

Third-person singular
coats

Past tense
coated

Past participle
coated

Present participle
coating

  1. To cover with a coat (2) of some material
    A person can buy coated frying pans, which are much easier to wash up than normal ones.
  2. To cover as a coat (2).
    Thick paint coated the wall.