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Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , cote , 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 ” ) ( 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 )
( countable ) An outer garment covering the upper torso and arms.
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.
Wp 1667, John Milton, “Book 5”, in , London: Printed [by Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [ … ] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [ … ] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [ … ] , ; republished as OCLC 228722708 Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667:, London: Basil Montagu Pickering [ … ] [ … ] , 1873, : OCLC 230729554 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.
Wp 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.
date this quote by John Locke and provide title, author's full name, and other details?) a child in coats The
habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.
date this quote by Jonathan Swift and provide title, author's full name, and other details?) Men of his coat should be minding their prayers. 1609, William Shakespeare, A Lover's Compaint
She was sought by spirits of richest coat. A
coat of arms.
Wp 1591, William Shakespeare, “ The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies ( First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, , [Act I, scene v]: OCLC 606515358 Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight, / Or tear the lions out of England's coat. A coat card.
date this quote by Philip Massinger and provide title, author's full name, and other details?) Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with coats as long as old master lived.
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outer garment covering the upper torso and arms
pallto (sq) f Arabic:
مِعْطَف (ar) m ( miʿṭaf ) Armenian:
վերարկու (hy) ( verarku ), պալտո (hy) ( palto ) Azerbaijani:
palto (az) Belarusian:
паліто́ n ( palitó ), пальто́ n ( palʹtó ), пінжа́к m ( pinžák ) ( jacket ) Bengali:
কোট ( koṭ ) 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:
Mandarin: 外衣 (zh) ( wàiyī ), 大衣 (zh) ( dàyī ), 外套 (zh) ( wàitào ) Cornish:
kota , m mantel f Czech:
kabát (cs) m Danish:
frakke c Dutch:
mantel (nl) , m jas (nl) m Esperanto:
jako , (eo) ( 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 )
Ancient: ἀρνακίς f ( arnakís ), ῥῆνιξ f ( rhênix ) Hebrew:
מְעִיל (he) ( m'íl ) Hindi:
कोट (hi) m ( koṭ ) 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 casacca (it) , f giacca (it) , f giubba (it) f Japanese:
コート ( kōto ), 外套 (ja) ( がいとう, gaitō ) Kazakh:
пальто ( palʹto ) Khmer:
អាវធំ ( ʾaaw thom ) Korean:
코트 (ko) ( koteu ), 외투 (ko) ( oetu ) Kyrgyz:
пальто ( palʹto ) Latgalian:
, svuorks , kuļuks , biņdzjuks sveita Latin: laena f
mētelis , m svārki m pl Lithuanian:
paltas m Luhya:
капут m ( kaput ) Malay:
cooat m Maori:
пальто (mn) ( palʹto ) Navajo:
câsaque f Norwegian:
frakk (no) m Persian:
پالتو (fa) ( pâlto ), کت (fa) ( kot ) Polish:
płaszcz (pl) m Portuguese:
casaco (pt) , m agasalho (pt) Russian:
пальто́ (ru) n ( palʹtó ), пиджа́к (ru) m ( pidžák ) ( jacket ) Scottish Gaelic:
còta m Serbo-Croatian:
капут m Roman: kaput (sh) m Slovak:
kabát , m plášť m Slovene:
plašč (sl) m Sorbian:
Lower Sorbian: płašć m Spanish:
abrigo (es) , m saco (es) , m casaca (es) f Swahili:
koti (sw) Swedish:
rock (sv) c Tajik:
палто ( palto ) Taos:
เสื้อนอก ( sʉ̂ʉa-nɔ̂ɔk ), เสื้อโค้ท Tibetan:
ཀོར ( kor ), ཕྱུ་པ ( phyu pa ) Turkish:
palto (tr) Turkmen:
пальто́ (uk) n ( palʹtó ), піджа́к ( pidžák ) ( jacket ) Urdu:
کوٹ m ( koṭ ) Uyghur:
پەلتو ( pelto ) Uzbek:
, palʼto palto (uz) Vietnamese:
, áo bành tô áo khoác Volapük:
please add this translation if you can Welsh:
( South Wales ) cot , f ( North Wales ) côt f Winnebago: woonąžįxete
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 )
( transitive ) To cover with a coating of some material.
The frying pan was coated with a layer of non-stick material, making it easier to wash.
( transitive ) To cover like a coat. ( transitive , archaic ) To clothe.
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to cover with a coat of some material
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