Definition of "coat" [coat]

  • A sleeved outer garment extending from the shoulders to the waist or below. (noun)
  • A garment extending to just below the waist and usually forming the top part of a suit. (noun)
  • A natural outer covering, such as the fur of an animal; an integument. (noun)
  • A layer of material covering something else; a coating: a second coat of paint. (noun)
  • To provide or cover with a coat. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coat" in a sentence
  • "The outer coat of the stomach, called the _serous coat_, is a continuation of the peritoneum, the membrane lining the abdominal cavity."
  • "The _choroid coat_ lies immediately beneath the sclerotic coat at all places except a small margin toward the front of the eyeball."
  • "From now until March, your coat is your first-impression outfit."