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Definition of Coat


  1. An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men.
  2. A petticoat.
  3. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.
  4. An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek.
  5. A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish.
  6. Same as Coat of arms. See below.
  7. A coat card. See below.
  8. To cover with a coat or outer garment.
  9. To cover with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a jar with tin foil; to coat a ceiling.

Coat Quotations

I wanted to be a pharmacist. I liked the way our local pharmacist was always dressed in a nice white coat; he looked very calm, you'd give him money, and he'd give you something that you wanted to buy.
Walter Matthau

I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?
Clara Barton

Like all young reporters - brilliant or hopelessly incompetent - I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits - the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of.
Russell Baker

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.
Clarence Darrow

In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find - and I hear from other people that they agree - that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.
Gretchen Rubin
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Coat Translations

coat in Afrikaans is jas
coat in Danish is frakke
coat in Dutch is jas, overjas
coat in French is pardessus, enduis, enduit, enduisons, enduisez
coat in German is umkleiden, umkleiden, Mantel, Mantel
coat in Italian is cappotto, pelle, strato
coat in Norwegian is frakk
coat in Portuguese is revestimento
coat in Spanish is manto, pelleja, foco
coat in Swedish is rock, kappa, kavaj
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