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English noun: coating

1. coating (artifact) a thin layer covering something

SamplesA second coat of paint.


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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