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English Dictionary: coat by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
coat
n
  1. an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
  2. a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
    Synonym(s): coating, coat
  3. growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
    Synonym(s): coat, pelage
v
  1. put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
    Synonym(s): coat, surface
  2. cover or provide with a coat
  3. form a coat over; "Dirt had coated her face"
    Synonym(s): coat, cake
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Coat \Coat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Coating}.]
      1. To cover with a coat or outer garment.
  
      2. To cover with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a jar
            with tin foil; to coat a ceiling.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Coat \Coat\ (k[omac]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat,
      cotte d'armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail,
      LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG.
      chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf.
      {Cot} a hut.]
      1. An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body;
            especially, such a garment worn by men.
  
                     Let each His adamantine coat gird well. --Milton.
  
      2. A petticoat. [Obs.] [bd]A child in coats.[b8] --Locke.
  
      3. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the
            order or office; cloth.
  
                     Men of his coat should be minding their prayers.
                                                                              --Swift.
  
                     She was sought by spirits of richest coat. --Shak.
  
      4. An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool,
            husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek.
  
                     Fruit of all kinds, in coat Rough or smooth rined,
                     or bearded husk, or shell.                  --Milton.
  
      5. 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.
  
      6. Same as Coat of arms. See below.
  
                     Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight, Or tear
                     the lions out of England's coat.         --Shak.
  
      7. A coat card. See below. [Obs.]
  
                     Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were
                     ranked with coats as long as old master lived.
                                                                              --Massinger.
  
      {Coat armor}. See under {Armor}.
  
      {Coat of arms} (Her.), a translation of the French cotte
            d'armes, a garment of light material worn over the armor
            in the 15th and 16th centuries. This was often charged
            with the heraldic bearings of the wearer. Hence, an
            heraldic achievement; the bearings of any person, taken
            together.
  
      {Coat card}, a card bearing a coated figure; the king, queen,
            or knave of playing cards. [bd][bf]I am a coat card
            indeed.' [bf]Then thou must needs be a knave, for thou art
            neither king nor queen.'[b8] --Rowley.
  
      {Coat link}, a pair of buttons or studs joined by a link, to
            hold together the lappels of a double-breasted coat; or a
            button with a loop for a single-breasted coat.
  
      {Coat of mail}, a defensive garment of chain mail. See {Chain
            mail}, under {Chain}.
  
      {Mast coat} (Naut.), a piece of canvas nailed around a mast,
            where it passes through the deck, to prevent water from
            getting below.
  
      {Sail coat} (Naut.), a canvas cover laced over furled sails,
            and the like, to keep them dry and clean.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Coat
      the tunic worn like the shirt next the skin (Lev. 16:4; Cant.
      5:3; 2 Sam. 15:32; Ex. 28:4; 29:5). The "coats of skins"
      prepared by God for Adam and Eve were probably nothing more than
      aprons (Gen. 3:21). This tunic was sometimes woven entire
      without a seam (John 19:23); it was also sometimes of "many
      colours" (Gen. 37:3; R.V. marg., "a long garment with sleeves").
      The "fisher's coat" of John 21:7 was obviously an outer garment
      or cloak, as was also the "coat" made by Hannah for Samuel (1
      Sam. 2:19). (See {DRESS}.)
     
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