coat Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"coat" in British English

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coatnoun [C]

uk   /kəʊt/  us   /koʊt/

coat noun [C] (CLOTHING)

A1 an ​outerpiece of ​clothing with ​sleeves that is ​worn over other ​clothes, usually for ​warmth: Do ​your coat up, Joe, or you'll ​freeze. We need a coat hook on the back of this ​door. used as a ​combiningform: an ​overcoat a ​raincoat
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coat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

the ​hair, ​wool, or ​furcovering an ​animal: a ​thick/​glossy/​matted coat

coat noun [C] (COVER)

a ​layer of a ​substance, ​especiallypaint, that ​covers something: I'll give the ​walls aquick coat ofpaint. two coats of ​varnish

coatverb [T]

uk   /kəʊt/  us   /koʊt/
to ​cover something with a ​layer of a ​particularsubstance: When the ​biscuits are ​cool, you coat them in/withmeltedchocolate.
(Definition of coat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coat" in American English

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coatnoun [C]

 us   /koʊt/

coat noun [C] (CLOTHING)

any of ​varioustypes of ​outerclothing that are ​worn over other ​clothes, usually ​open in the ​front, and are often used for warmth: She put on her ​heavywinter coat. When you say a man is ​wearing a coat and ​tie, the coat is a ​jacket or ​part of a suit . Coat is often used as a ​combiningform: a ​raincoat

coat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

the ​naturalhair, ​wool, or ​fur of an ​animal: The dog’s coat is ​shiny and ​clean.

coat noun [C] (LAYER)

a ​layer of a ​substance: There were about six coats of ​paint over the ​brick.
verb [T]  us   /koʊt/
Everything was coated with a ​finelayer of ​dust.
(Definition of coat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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