Alternative forms Edit
Middle English , coate , from cotte Old French , cote ( cotte “ outer garment with sleeves ”), from Old Frankish ( *kotta “ coat ”), from Proto-Germanic , *kuttô ( *kuttǭ “ cowl, woolen cloth, coat ”), from Proto-Indo-European , *gʷewd- ( *gud- “ woolen clothes ”). Cognate with Old High German , kozza ( kozzo “ woolen coat ”) (Modern German ( Kotze “ coarse woolen blanket; woolen cape ”)), Middle Low German ( kot “ coat ”), Ancient Greek ( βεῦδος beûdos, “ woman's attire ”).
coat ( , countable and uncountable plural ) coats
( countable ) An outer garment covering the upper torso and arms.
1906, Stanley J. Weyman, , Chippinge Borough chapterI:
It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail
coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar.
1977, Agatha Christie, , Part II, chapter4:
Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days.
[… ] Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
( countable ) A covering of material, such as paint.
John Milton (1608-1674)
Fruit of all kinds, in
coat / Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell.
( countable ) The fur or feathers covering an animal's skin.
When the dog shed its coat, it left hair all over the furniture and the carpet.
( uncountable , nautical ) Canvas painted with thick tar and secured round a mast or bowsprit to prevent water running down the sides into the hold (now made of rubber or leather).
( obsolete ) A petticoat.
The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.
coat of arms.
William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616)
Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight, / Or tear the lions out of England's
Philip Massinger (1583-1640)
Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with
coats as long as old master lived.
Derived terms Edit
outer garment covering the upper torso and arms
معطف (ar) ( m mí`ṭaf) Armenian:
( վերարկու verarku) Belarusian:
паліто́ ( n palitó), пальто́ ( n palʹtó), пінжа́к ( m pinžák) ( jacket ) Bulgarian:
сако (bg) ( n sako), жакет (bg) ( m žaket) Catalan:
abric (ca) , m casaca (ca) f Chinese:
外衣 ( (zh) wàiyī), 大衣 ( (zh) dàyī), 外套 ( (zh) wàitào) Czech:
kabát m Danish:
frakke c Dutch:
mantel (nl) , m jas (nl) m Esperanto:
, jako ( portata eksterdome, vintre aŭ ĝenerale en malvarma vetero ) palto Estonian:
mantel (et) Finnish:
takki (fi) French:
manteau (fr) , m paletot (fr) m Georgian:
( პალტო palto), ( ქურქი k’urk’i), ( პიჯაკი piǰaki), ( ქურთუკი k’urt’uki) German:
Mantel (de) m Greek:
πανωφόρι (el) ( n panofóri), παλτό (el) ( n paltó) Hebrew:
מְעִיל ( (he) m'íl) Hungarian:
kabát (hu) Icelandic:
jakki (is) , m frakki m Indonesian:
mantel (id) Irish:
cóta , m casóg f Italian:
mantello (it) m Japanese:
( コート kōto), 外套 ( (ja) がいとう, gaitō)
covering of material, such as paint
canvas secured around mast
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coat ( third-person singular simple present , coats present participle , coating simple past and past participle ) coated
To cover with a coat of some material
One can buy coated frying pans, which are much easier to wash up than normal ones. To cover as a coat.
to cover with a coat of some material