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coat

Definitions

  • Cellarer Coating a Jar With Pitch
    Cellarer Coating a Jar With Pitch
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v coat cover or provide with a coat
    • v coat form a coat over "Dirt had coated her face"
    • v coat put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface "coat the cake with chocolate"
    • n coat growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
    • n coat an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
    • n coat a thin layer covering something "a second coat of paint"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Basel coat of arms Basel coat of arms
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Coat of Arms, Strasburg Coat of Arms, Strasburg
Coat of Arms, Darmstadt Coat of Arms, Darmstadt
Coat of Arms, Frankfort Coat of Arms, Frankfort
Coat of Arms, Bingen Coat of Arms, Bingen
Coat of Arms, Coblenz Coat of Arms, Coblenz
Coat of Arms, Laach Coat of Arms, Laach

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Average length of a coat hanger when straightened: 44 inches.
    • Coat A coat card. See below. "Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with coats as long as old master lived."
    • Coat 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.
    • Coat A petticoat. "A child in coats ."
    • Coat An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek. "Fruit of all kinds, in coat Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell."
    • Coat An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men. "Let each
      His adamantine coat gird well."
    • Coat Same as Coat of arms. See below. "Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight,
      Or tear the lions out of England's coat ."
    • Coat The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth. "Men of his coat should be minding their prayers.""She was sought by spirits of richest coat ."
    • Coat To cover with a coat or outer garment.
    • Coat To cover with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a jar with tin foil; to coat a ceiling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
    • n coat A variant spelling of cote.
    • n coat A principal outer garment; any covering for the body.
    • n coat An outer or upper garment worn by men, covering the upper part of the body. In the early middle ages it was identical with what is now called a tunic, or sometimes with the cassock and corset (which see). Coats of modern form, fitted to the body and having loose skirts, first appeared in the reign of Charles II. of England. Since the beginning of the eighteenth century the coat has been of two general fashions: a broad-skirted coat, now reduced to the form of the frock-coat (which see), and a coat with the skirts cut away at the sides (the modern dress-coat), worn now only as a part of what is called evening dress. There are many other styles, as coats without skirts, or sack-coats; coats with the skirts cut away diagonally from the front downward, or cutaway coats, etc. See also overcoat.
    • n coat A woman's outdoor garment resembling a man's coat in material and make.
    • n coat An under garment for the upper part of the body, fitting somewhat closely; a tunic or shirt.
    • n coat A petticoat.
    • n coat The habit or vesture of an order or class of men, and hence the order or class itself, or the office or station peculiar to the order; cloth.
    • n coat The external natural covering of an animal, as hair, fur, wool, etc.
    • n coat A thin layer of a substance covering a surface; a coating: as, a coat of paint, pitch, or varnish; a coat of tinfoil.
    • n coat One of a number of concentric layers: as, the coats of an onion.
    • n coat In anatomy, a tunic or membranous covering of some part or organ: as, the coats of the eye.
    • n coat Nautical, a piece of tarred or painted canvas fitted about the masts at the partuers, about the rudder-casing, and around the pumps where they pass through the upper deck, to keep the water from working down. See mast-coat.
    • n coat A coat-card.
    • n coat In heraldry, a coat of arms or an achievement: used in a general sense.
    • n coat Same as coat-money.
    • n coat A coat of mail.
    • n coat A surcoat or tabard embroidered with armorial bearings, such as in modern times is worn only by a herald of arms on rare ceremonial occasions. It is a survival of the medieval surcoat. (which see).
    • n coat In a more general sense, any defensive garment for the body, quilted with small plates, rings, or scales of iron. (See gambeson and broigne.) The use of the term to denote plate-armor is erroneous.
    • coat To cover with a coat or outer garment; cover or protect as with a coat.
    • coat To overspread with a coating or layer of another substance: as, to coat something with wax or tin-foil.
    • n coat A somewhat similar jacket worn by women.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Sweden, when leaving someone's home, wait until you get to the doorway to step outside before putting on your coat. To do so earlier suggests you are eager to leave.
    • n Coat kōt a kind of outer garment: the hair or wool of a beast: vesture or habit: any covering: a garment worn by women and children, and hanging from the waist downwards: a membrane or layer, such as paint, &c.: a coat of arms
    • v.t Coat to clothe: to cover with a coat or layer
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Quotations

  • Mario Burata
    Mario Burata
    “Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.”
  • William Butler Yeats
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    “An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.”
  • Peter De Vries
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    “Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff -- it is a palliative rather than a remedy.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Sir, a man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a gray one.”

Idioms

Cut your coat according to your cloth - If you cut your coat according to your cloth, you only buy things that you have sufficient money to pay for.
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Fur coat and no knickers - Someone with airs and graces, but no real class is fur coat and no knickers.
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Trail your coat - If you trail your coat, you act in a provocative way.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d'armes, coat of arms, cotte de mailles, coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo, coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot,. Cf. Cot a hut

Usage

In literature:

Some scarcely had any wrappings, let alone such heavy coverings as great coats and furs.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
What did you think of him when he said that her voice was finer than the voices of the other birds, just as her coat was?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
She went into the great cloak-room and hung up her coat and hat.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
One coat sleeve was burned to charcoal.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
I took your velvet opera coat for the rehearsal.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
I stretched out my hand and my finger touched Capi's woolly coat.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Roll up the trousers and sleeves and look out that I don't tread on the tails of your coats.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
He had just bought a new coat to go to a ball wid tomorrow night, and it's all burnt up in the fire.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
A little bundle was his pillow and his ragged top-coat shielded him from frost.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
They made the litter by taking off their coats and buttoning them securely.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
He wore a long frock coat and carried a glossy hat, and his eyes were framed by large gold spectacles.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
Two rough-coated horses were harnessed to it with a pole between them.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
The dinner coat is of black worsted or vicuna, satin-faced.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
It was an early term for short coats, jackets, and a sort of coat-of-mail or defensive lorica, or upper garment.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The parson had thrown off his coat, and was pushing away his long boots with the boot-jack.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
A good driving coat is a costly garment, but it can be utilised as a winter or travelling coat.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
The youths in the gallery had taken off their coats and waistcoats and hung them over the side.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
The base, the sides, and top of the exposed section were covered with a thick coat of snow.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
The passages at first are few in number, hard, and are sometimes coated with mucus or with blood.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
This coat is elastic, fragile, and thicker than the external coat.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
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In poetry:

And now illumined by
A single strand of light
Are features, kerchief, figure
And coat of autumn cut.
"Meeting" by Boris Pasternak
Autumn, not winter coat,
Hat-none, galoshes-none.
You struggle with excitement
Out there all on your own.
"Meeting" by Boris Pasternak
He went his way; behind him
The shrines of saintly dead,
The holy coat and nail of cross,
He left unvisited.
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The servan he did ride,
An his horse it did na fail,
For in twa hours an a quarter
He brocht the coat o mail.
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
She plucked a blossom fair to see;
Upon my coat I let her pin it;
And thus we stood beneath the tree
A minute.
"A Minute" by Ellis Parker Butler
The servan he did ride,
An his horse it did na fail,
For in twa hours an a quarter
He brocht the coat o' mail.
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British

In news:

Asymtek has released the Laser Fan Width Control option for conformal coating, to provide closed-loop monitoring of the conformal coating process.
Rovato Crackle sink in coated glass in Sunrise by Applied Coatings Group, 585-247-6000.
Experts have told us for years that coated aspirin is easier on our stomach, but few have questioned whether that coating might, in fact, reduce aspirin 's heart benefits.
All 2012 Avengers are now available in two new colors: Copperhead Pearl Coat and Blue Streak Pearl Coat.
MOORE — With cooler weather on the way, New Life United Methodist Church in Moore is holding a free coat giveaway Saturday from 9 am until noon or when the coats run out.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame is collecting donated winter coats for the third straight year as part of its Coats for Chester program.
Other diverse coating capabilities include web cleaning, online coating and substrate measurement, and multiple coating methods including slot die and roll coating.
Coats for Kids & Adults: Coats are being accepted at Strunk Funeral Home, 1623 N Central Avenue in Sebastian and Strunk Funeral Home, 916 17th St in Vero Beach until Jan 1.
Donate a coat to ' Coats for Kids' through Oct 12.
Help keep kids warm this winter by donating a coat to the Coats for Kids campaign.
Experts have told us for years that coated aspirin is easier on our stomach, but few have questioned whether that coating might, in fact, reduce aspirin's heart benefits.
Coatings By Sandberg Presents Dichroic Coated Jewel-Tone Ceramic Tiles.
In this quick dish, F&W's Marcia Kiesel coats chicken pieces with sesame seeds before sautéing, then coats them in a spicy ginger-garlic sauce.
The ROC GP630 fully-nitrile- coated gloves are made of nylon and have a unique two-layer coating.
Unfortunately, however, such thick coatings can compromise edge toughness PVD coatings are thin (typically 2 – 3 microns) yet tougher and typically smoother than CVD coatings .
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In science:

New wrapping materials can be used instead of teflon − there is an interesting new development with sol-gel coating which can be as thin as a few microns, thereby even reducing the passive materials within the fiducial volume further.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
In the dielectric measurements the glass cells of various thickness, with 25 mm2 ITO electrodes coated by polimide, were used.
General phase diagram for antiferroelectric liquid crystals in dependence on enantiomeric excess
The beamsplitter itself consists of a multi-layer dielectric coating on a glass substrate, with an anti-reflection coated back face.
Diagnosis, prescription and prognosis of a Bell-state filter by quantum process tomography
In typical applications such as painting, coating, or oil recovery it is crucial to know whether the solid will be covered by a macroscopic film or not.
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
If a fiber is plunging into a liquid bath to be coated (wetting case), the speed can be quite high (m/sec), while maintaining a stationary contact line.
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
The three coated sandwich radiators show a similar performance, while the pure fibres radiator is better, although it is thinner by 0.8 cm.
Electron identification performance with ALICE TRD prototypes
The simulation included the gaps between the scintillators due to their individual paint coating and their finite thickness.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
Modeling efforts can lead to the design of compensation schemes applicable to mirror coatings, filters, optical forms, and mask materials, in order to minimize the impact of polarization effects.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Since we know of no other application that imposes these coating requirements simultaneously and at this scale, metrology methods, especially for reflectance uniformity, should be developed.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
The thinned, back-illuminated, and anti-reflection coated device features broad sensitivity with quantum efficiency reaching 92% and a read noise of 2.3e−.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
The response curve has been modi fied from the source template by assuming a linear decrease from 4500 ˚A to 3000 ˚A to remove the effect of the UV-fluorescent coating present on the CCD an alyzed for this measurement. .
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Finally, a constrained t emplate was assumed, corresponding to the quantum efficiency (QE) curve of a CCD simil ar to the NEAT CCD used at Palomar but with a UV-sensitive fluorescent coating.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
To remove the effect of the UV-sensitive coating from this response curve, the QE was assumed to linearly decrease from the listed value at 4500 ˚A to zero at 3000 ˚A (see Fig. C.5).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The response curve has been modi fied from the source template by assuming a linear decrease from 4500 ˚A to 3000 ˚A to remove the effect of the UV-fluorescent coating present on the CCD analyzed for this measurement.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The data analyzed in this paper were obtained at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) 1.2 m telescope using the 4Shooter CCD mosaic with four thinned, back side illuminated AR coated Loral 20482 CCDs (Szentgyorgyi et al. in preparation).
Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search. IV. A detection of a possible transiting planet candidate in the open cluster NGC 2158
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