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English noun: coating

1. coating (artifact) a thin layer covering something


SamplesA second coat of paint.


Synonymscoat


Broader (hypernym)covering


Narrower (hyponym)bitumastic, coat of paint, emulsion, enamel, facing, finish coat, finishing coat, gilding, gilt, lacquer, metal plating, overcoat, overcoating, paint, patina, photographic emulsion, pigment, plating, rendering, seal, varnish, veneer, veneer, veneering, waterproofing

2. coating (attribute) a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)


SamplesThe boat had a metallic finish.
He applied a coat of a clear finish.
When the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly.


Synonymsfinish, finishing


Broader (hypernym)decorativeness


Narrower (hyponym)glaze, shoeshine

3. coating (artifact) a heavy fabric suitable for coats


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile


Narrower (hyponym)chinchilla

4. coating (act) the work of applying something


SamplesThe doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine.
A complete bleach requires several applications.
The surface was ready for a coating of paint.


Synonymsapplication, covering


Broader (hypernym)manual labor, manual labour


Narrower (hyponym)anointing, anointment, daubing, facing, foliation, fumigation, galvanisation, galvanization, lining, lubrication, painting, paperhanging, papering, pavage, paving, plastering, plating, scumble, spraying, tiling, tin-plating, tinning, tinning, waxing









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