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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coat  \Coat\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Coating}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  a  coat  or  outer  garment. 
 
  2.  To  cover  with  a  layer  of  any  substance;  as  to  coat  a  jar 
  with  tin  foil;  to  coat  a  ceiling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coat  \Coat\  (k[=o]t;  110),  n.  [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.] 
  1.  An  outer  garment  fitting  the  upper  part  of  the  body; 
  especially,  such  a  garment  worn  by  men. 
 
  Let  each  His  adamantine  coat  gird  well  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  petticoat.  [Obs.]  ``A  child  in  coats.''  --Locke. 
 
  3.  The  habit  or  vesture  of  an  order  of  men,  indicating  the 
  order  or  office;  cloth. 
 
  Men  of  his  coat  should  be  minding  their  prayers. 
  --Swift. 
 
  She  was  sought  by  spirits  of  richest  coat.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  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.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  6.  Same  as  Coat  of  arms.  See  below. 
 
  Hark,  countrymen!  either  renew  the  fight,  Or  tear 
  the  lions  out  of  England's  coat.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  A  coat  card.  See  below.  [Obs.] 
 
  Here's  a  trick  of  discarded  cards  of  us!  We  were 
  ranked  with  coats  as  long  as  old  master  lived. 
  --Massinger. 
 
  {Coat  armor}.  See  under  {Armor}. 
 
  {Coat  of  arms}  (Her.),  a  translation  of  the  French  cotte 
  d'armes,  a  garment  of  light  material  worn  over  the  armor 
  in  the  15th  and  16th  centuries.  This  was  often  charged 
  with  the  heraldic  bearings  of  the  wearer.  Hence  an 
  heraldic  achievement;  the  bearings  of  any  person,  taken 
  together. 
 
  {Coat  card},  a  card  bearing  a  coated  figure;  the  king,  queen, 
  or  knave  of  playing  cards.  ```I  am  a  coat  card  indeed.' 
  `Then  thou  must  needs  be  a  knave,  for  thou  art  neither 
  king  nor  queen.'''  --Rowley. 
 
  {Coat  link},  a  pair  of  buttons  or  studs  joined  by  a  link,  to 
  hold  together  the  lappels  of  a  double-breasted  coat;  or  a 
  button  with  a  loop  for  a  single-breasted  coat. 
 
  {Coat  of  mail},  a  defensive  garment  of  chain  mail  See  {Chain 
  mail},  under  {Chain}. 
 
  {Mast  coat}  (Naut.),  a  piece  of  canvas  nailed  around  a  mast, 
  where  it  passes  through  the  deck,  to  prevent  water  from 
  getting  below. 
 
  {Sail  coat}  (Naut.),  a  canvas  cover  laced  over  furled  sails, 
  and  the  like  to  keep  them  dry  and  clean. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coat 
  n  1:  an  outer  garment  that  has  sleeves  and  covers  the  body  from 
  shoulder  down  worn  outdoors 
  2:  a  thin  layer  on  something  "a  second  coat  of  paint"  [syn:  {coating}] 
  3:  growth  of  hair  or  wool  or  fur  covering  the  body  of  an  animal 
  v  1:  put  a  coat  on  cover  the  surface  of  furnish  with  a  surface; 
  "coat  the  cake  with  cholocate"  [syn:  {surface}] 
  2:  cover  or  provide  with  a  coat 
  3:  form  a  coat  over  "Dirt  had  coated  her  face"  [syn:  {cake}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Coat 
  the  tunic  worn  like  the  shirt  next  the  skin  (Lev.  16:4;  Cant. 
  5:3;  2  Sam.  15:32;  Ex  28:4;  29:5).  The  "coats  of  skins" 
  prepared  by  God  for  Adam  and  Eve  were  probably  nothing  more  than 
  aprons  (Gen.  3:21).  This  tunic  was  sometimes  woven  entire 
  without  a  seam  (John  19:23);  it  was  also  sometimes  of  "many 
  colours"  (Gen.  37:3;  R.V.  marg.,  "a  long  garment  with  sleeves"). 
  The  "fisher's  coat"  of  John  21:7  was  obviously  an  outer  garment 
  or  cloak,  as  was  also  the  coat"  made  by  Hannah  for  Samuel  (1 
  Sam.  2:19).  (See  {DRESS}.) 
 




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