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coat / kōt/ • n. 1. an outer garment worn outdoors, having sleeves and typically extending below the hips: a winter coat | [as adj.] his coat pocket. ∎  a similar item worn indoors as a protective garment: a laboratory coat. ∎  a man's jacket or tunic, esp. as worn when hunting or by soldiers. ∎  a man's or woman's tailored jacket. 2. an animal's covering of fur or hair. 3. a structure, esp. a membrane, enclosing or lining an organ. ∎  a skin, rind, or husk. ∎  a layer of a plant bulb. ∎  an outer layer or covering of a specified kind: the protein coat of the virus. 4. a covering of paint or similar material laid on a surface at one time. • v. [tr.] (often be coated) provide with a layer or covering of something; apply a coat to: his boots were coated with mud. ∎  (of a substance) form a covering to: a film of dust coated the floor. DERIVATIVES: coat·ed adj. [in comb.] plastic-coated wire.

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coat coat of arms a coat or vest embroidered with heraldic arms, a herald's tabard; the distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country.
coat of many colours in the Bible, given to Joseph by his father Jacob. The gift increased the jealousy of his brothers, who sold him into slavery and showed the torn and bloodstained coat to Jacob as a proof that Joseph was dead.

See also cut your coat according to your cloth, men in white coats, trail one's coat.

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coat man's outer garment XIII; natural covering XIV. ME. cote — OF. cote (mod. cotte) :- Rom. *cotta — Frankish *kotta (cf. OHG. kozzo (G. kotze) coarse woollen garment or stuff, OS. cot woollen coat or cloak), of unkn. orig.

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