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Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , coate , from cotte Old French , cote cotte ( “ outer garment with sleeves ” ), from Latin cotta ( “ undercoat, tunic ” ), from Proto-Germanic , *kuttô *kuttǭ ( “ cowl, woolen cloth, coat ” ), from Proto-Indo-European , *gʷewd- *gud- ( “ woolen clothes ” ). Cognate with Old High German , kozza kozzo ( “ woolen coat ” ) (Modern German Kotze ( “ coarse woolen blanket; woolen cape ” )), Middle Low German kot ( “ coat ” ), Ancient Greek βεῦδος ( beûdos, “ woman's attire ” ).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
coat ( , countable and uncountable plural ) coats
( countable ) An outer garment covering the upper torso and arms.
1906, Stanley J[ohn] Weyman, chapter I, in Chippinge Borough , New York, N.Y.: McClure, Phillips & Co.,  :
It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail
coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar.
Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days.
[… ] Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
( countable ) A covering of material, such as paint.
John Milton (1608-1674)
Fruit of all kinds, in
coat / Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell.
( countable ) The fur or feathers covering an animal's skin.
When the dog shed its coat, it left hair all over the furniture and the carpet.
( uncountable , nautical ) Canvas painted with thick tar and secured round a mast or bowsprit to prevent water running down the sides into the hold (now made of rubber or leather).
( obsolete ) A petticoat.
habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.
coat of arms.
William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616)
Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight, / Or tear the lions out of England's coat. A
Philip Massinger (1583-1640)
Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with
coats as long as old master lived.
Derived terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
outer garment covering the upper torso and arms
pallto (sq) f Arabic:
مِعْطَف (ar) m ( miʿṭaf ) Armenian:
վերարկու (hy) ( verarku ), պալտո (hy) ( palto ) Azeri:
palto (az) Belarusian:
паліто́ n ( palitó ), пальто́ n ( palʹtó ), пінжа́к m ( pinžák ) ( jacket ) Bulgarian:
сако (bg) n ( sako ), жакет (bg) m ( žaket ), пардесю́ (bg) n ( pardesjú ), палто́ (bg) n ( paltó ) Burmese:
အင်္ကျီ (my) ( angkyi ), လောင်းကုတ်အင်္ကျီ (my) ( laung:kut-angkyi ), ကုတ် (my) ( kut ) Catalan:
abric (ca) , m casaca (ca) f Chichewa:
外衣 (zh) ( wàiyī ), 大衣 (zh) ( dàyī ), 外套 (zh) ( wàitào ) Czech:
kabát (cs) m Danish:
frakke c Dutch:
mantel (nl) , m jas (nl) m Esperanto:
, jako ( portata eksterdome, vintre aŭ ĝenerale en malvarma vetero ) palto Estonian:
mantel (et) Finnish:
takki (fi) French:
manteau (fr) , m paletot (fr) m Georgian:
პალტო ( ṗalṭo ), ქურქი ( kurki ), პიჯაკი ( ṗiǯaḳi ), ქურთუკი ( kurtuḳi ) German:
Mantel (de) m Greek:
πανωφόρι (el) n ( panofóri ), παλτό (el) n ( paltó ) Hebrew:
מְעִיל (he) ( m'íl ) Hungarian:
kabát (hu) Icelandic:
jakki (is) , m frakki (is) m Indonesian:
mantel (id) Irish:
cóta , m casóg f Italian:
mantello (it) , m cappotto (it) m Japanese:
コート ( kōto ), 外套 (ja) ( がいとう, gaitō ) Kazakh:
пальто ( palʹto ) Khmer:
អាវធំ ( ’avthum ) Korean:
코트 (ko) ( koteu ), 외투 (ko) ( oetu ) Kyrgyz:
пальто ( palʹto ) Latgalian:
, svuorks , kuļuks , biņdzjuks sveita Latin:
pallium n Latvian:
mētelis , m svārki m pl
covering of material, such as paint
canvas secured around mast
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coat ( third-person singular simple present , coats present participle , coating simple past and past participle ) coated
To cover with a coat of some material
One can buy coated frying pans, which are much easier to wash up than normal ones. To cover as a coat.
Translations [ edit ]
to cover with a coat of some material
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