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English noun: coat

1. coat (artifact) an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors

Broader (hypernym)outer garment, overgarment

Narrower (hyponym)afghan, box coat, coatee, cutaway, duffel coat, duffle coat, frock coat, fur coat, greatcoat, jacket, lab coat, laboratory coat, mackinaw, Mackinaw coat, newmarket, overcoat, raincoat, sack coat, sheepskin coat, surcoat, topcoat, topper, waterproof

Part holonymbreast pocket, coat button, coattail, hemline

2. coat (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

3. coat (animal) growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal


Broader (hypernym)hair

Narrower (hyponym)fleece, fur, wool

Part meronymmammal, mammalian

English verb: coat

1. coat (contact) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

SamplesCoat the cake with chocolate.

ExamplesThe wind storms coat the area with dust and dirt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

Narrower (hyponym)anodise, anodize, blacktop, bonderise, bonderize, brush on, cement, copper, crumb, daub, dredge, egg, encrust, enrobe, finish, foliate, galvanise, galvanize, gelatinize, glaze, grit, incrust, macadamise, macadamize, metal, metalize, metallize, paint, patinate, patinise, patinize, pave, plaster, plate, platinize, porcelainize, refinish, render, resurface, rubber, rubberise, rubberize, seal, size, skim, skimcoat, soot, stucco, tar, tarmac, varnish, zinc

2. coat (body) cover or provide with a coat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog

3. coat (contact) form a coat over

SamplesDirt had coated her face.

ExamplesDust and dirt coat the area


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

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