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Definitions of coat

  1. form a coat over; " Dirt had coated her face"
  2. put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; " coat the cake with chocolate"
  3. growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
  4. an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
  5. a thin layer covering something; " a second coat of paint"
  6. cover or provide with a coat
  7. An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men.
  8. A petticoat.
  9. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.
  10. An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek.
  11. A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish.
  12. Same as Coat of arms. See below.
  13. A coat card. See below.
  14. To cover with a coat or outer garment.
  15. To cover with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a jar with tin foil; to coat a ceiling.
  16. Same as of arms. See below.
  17. An outer garment covering the upper part of the body; an outside covering, as fur, etc.; a thin laye.
  18. To cover or spread over.
  19. Coating.
  20. 1. The outer covering or envelope of an organ or part. 2. One of the layers of membranous or other tissues forming the wall of a canal or hollow organ; tunic.
  21. A kind of outer garment: the hair or wool of a beast: vesture or habit: any covering: a membrane or layer: the ground on which ensigns armorial are portrayed, usually called a coat of arms: an exaction levied by Charles I. on the pretext of providing clothing for the army: more usually called COAT- MONEY.
  22. To cover with a coat or layer.
  23. An outer garment; covering or layer.
  24. To cover with a coat.
  25. To cover as with a coat.
  26. An upper and outer garment with sleeves; any outer covering, as of fur, paint, etc.
  27. An upper outside garment; the habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; the order or office; external covering, as the hair or fur of a beast; a tunic of the eye; any membrane that serves as a cover; the layer of a bulbous root; a layer of any substance covering another; that on which ensigns armorial are portrayed, usually called a coat of arms.
  28. To cover; to spread over with a layer of any substance. A coat of mail, a piece of armour, in form of a shirt, consisting of a network of iron rings, or of iron scales fastened on leather.
  29. A man's garment worn above the waistcoat; an upper garment; an external covering; a layer of any substance.
  30. To cover or spread over, as paint on a wall; to smear; to put on a coat.
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Quotes of coat

  1. I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party. I had the lab coat I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them. – Tracy Chapman
  2. Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want. – James F. Cooper
  3. Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. – Clarence Darrow
  4. Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine. – Charles Dickens
  5. But whether, for example, a coat can be exchanged for twenty yards of linen cloth or for forty yards is not a matter of chance, but depends upon objective conditions, upon the amount of socially necessary labor time contained in the coat and in the linen respectively. – Rudolf Hiferding
  6. I never quite envisioned myself a proper doctor under that white coat but I was interested in the idea of healing and in the psychological dimension rather early on. – Robert Jay Lifton
  7. He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. I wanted to be a pharmacist. I liked the way our local pharmacist was always dressed in a nice white coat he looked very calm, you'd give him money, and he'd give you something that you wanted to buy. – Walter Matthau
  9. You know, of course, the specimens are not alive. We have to fix them in a fixing liquid formaldehyde and then we have to do a rinsing and then we have to coat them in a thin layer of gold. – Lennart Nilsson
  10. Careful?! Was my mother careful when she stabbed me in the heart with a coat hanger while I was still in womb? – Trey Parker
  11. Civilization is hideously fragile and there's not much between us and the horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish. – Carrie P. Snow
  12. Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn. – John Updike
  13. Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff- it is a palliative rather than a remedy. – Peter De Vries

Usage examples for coat

  1. The emperor looked at it and recognized Tirant's coat of arms. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. " You'll find the case in my coat behind," he said. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  3. There was his coat of- arms. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  4. Lord, you should see the coat – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  5. Come out of that coat come out- there's a man in it! – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
  6. But try this coat – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. But you have plenty of time to send for your dress- coat besides, you will want it for Thursday, there is a dinner on Thursday. – Bijou by Gyp
  8. Dr. Marigold came running, for all his years and his long top- coat – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  9. " Get into this coat he said. – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  10. A great- coat uncle, if you please. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  11. " Bring a heavy coat he told her. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  12. It's a splendid coat – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  13. " Why," he said, " that be my old coat – Tales of Three Hemispheres by Lord Dunsany
  14. In winter his coat is white, but in summer it is a light brown. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  15. One shot had struck the tree an inch above his head, another had passed between his arm and body, and a third had cut a little piece out of his coat on the shoulder. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  16. In his coat pocket, within easy reach of his right hand, was a revolver. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  17. I saw blood on your coat a moment ago. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  18. " We'll take a taxi," announced Mr. Horton, holding his wife's coat for her. – Sunny Boy in the Big City by Ramy Allison White
  19. Have you seen the girl in the red coat – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  20. He took the tie from the coat pocket. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
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