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A coat is a piece of clothing with long sleeves which you wear over your other clothes, especially in order to keep warm.
You only use coat to refer to a piece of clothing which is worn outdoors. Knitted clothes which cover the upper part of your body and which you can wear indoors are called cardigans, jumpers, or sweaters.
Past participle: coated
|Noun||1.||coat - an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors|
box coat - a short coat that hangs loosely from the shoulders
breast pocket - a pocket inside of a man's coat
coat button - a button on a coat
coatee - a short close-fitting coat
coattail - the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist
cutaway - a man's coat cut diagonally from the waist to the back of the knees
frock coat - a man's coat having knee-length skirts front and back; worn in the 19th century
fur coat - a coat made of fur
jacket - a short coat
lab coat, laboratory coat - a light coat worn to protect clothing from substances used while working in a laboratory
newmarket - a long close-fitting coat worn for riding in the 19th century
sack coat - man's hiplength coat with a straight back; the jacket of a suit
surcoat - a loose outer coat usually of rich material
topper - a woman's short coat
hemline - the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat
|2.||coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"|
bitumastic - a protective coating of asphalt and filter used on structural metals that are exposed to weathering
coat of paint - a layer of paint covering something else
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
photographic emulsion, emulsion - a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin
enamel - any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze
finish coat, finishing coat - the final coating of plaster applied to walls and ceilings; "we can't paint until they put on the finishing coat"
lacquer - a hard glossy coating
paint, pigment - a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating; "artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"
patina - a fine coating of oxide on the surface of a metal
rendering - a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall
seal - a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
varnish - a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
veneer, veneering - coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood
waterproofing - a coating capable of making a surface waterproof
|3.||coat - growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal|
mammal, mammalian - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
fur - dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
|Verb||1.||coat - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"|
gelatinize - coat with gelatin
skim - coat (a liquid) with a layer
stucco - coat with stucco; "stucco the ceiling"
egg - coat with beaten egg; "egg a schnitzel"
dredge - cover before cooking; "dredge the chicken in flour before frying it"
soot - coat with soot
refinish - give a new surface; "refinish the dining room furniture"
brush on - apply with a brush; "Brush butter on the roast"
resurface - cover with a new surface
crumb - coat with bread crumbs; "crumb a cutlet"
copper - coat with a layer of copper
finish - provide with a finish; "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly"
blacktop - coat with blacktop; "blacktop the driveway"
foliate - coat or back with metal foil; "foliate glass"
pave - cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic; "pave the roads in the village"
glaze - coat with a glaze; "the potter glazed the dishes"; "glaze the bread with eggwhite"
tar - coat with tar; "tar the roof"; "tar the roads"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
enrobe - provide with a coating; "enrobe the nuts with chocolate"
render - coat with plastic or cement; "render the brick walls in the den"
skimcoat - coat with a mixture of gypsum and spackle; "he skimcoated the drywall"
paint - apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow"
cement - cover or coat with cement
grit - cover with a grit; "grit roads"
plate - coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
metal - cover with metal
size - cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
platinize - coat with metallic platinum
porcelainize - coat with porcelain or a porcelain-like surface
zinc - coat or cover with zinc
|2.||coat - cover or provide with a coat|
|3.||coat - form a coat over; "Dirt had coated her face"|
Coats and cloaksafghan, balmacaan, bathrobe, box coat, Burberry (trademark), burnous, burnouse, or burnoose, cape, capote, capuchin, cardinal, chesterfield, coat dress, coatee, cope, covert coat, Crombie (trademark), cutaway, dolman, domino, dreadnought or dreadnaught, dress coat, dressing gown, duffel coat, duster coat, fearnought or fearnaught, frock coat, fun fur coat, fur coat, gabardine, greatcoat, hacking coat, himation, housecoat, Inverness, jellaba or jellabah, Jodhpuri coat, joseph, loden coat, mac or mack, Mackinaw coat, mackintosh or macintosh, manta, mantelet, mantilla, mantle, morning coat, newmarket, opera cloak or opera hood, overcoat, paletot, pea jacket or peacoat, parka, peignoir, pelisse, peplum, poncho, Prince Albert, raglan, raincoat, redingote, roquelaure, sheepskin coat, sherwani, slicker (U.S. & Canad.), snorkel, sou'wester, spencer, surcoat, surtout, swallow-tailed coat or swallowtail, tailcoat or tails, tippet, topcoat, trench coat, ulster, undercoat, waterproof
to cut one's coat according to one's cloth → adaptarse a las circunstancias