From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcoatcoat1 /kəʊt $ koʊt/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [countable] 1 DCCa piece of clothing with long sleeves that is worn over your clothes to protect them or to keep you warm Billy! Put your coat on, it’s cold outside! The kids took off their coats and threw them on the floor. I need a new winter coat. The lab assistants wear long white coats. → morning coat2 DCC American English a jacket that you wear as part of a suit SYN jacket3 HBAthe fur, wool, or hair that covers an animal’s body a dog with a glossy coat4 COVERa thin layer of a paint or other substance that you spread thinly over the surface of somethingcoat of He applied a light coat of varnish. → cut your coat according to your cloth at cut1(43)COLLOCATIONStypes of coatwarmI was wrapped up in a nice warm coat.heavy/lightShe was wearing a heavy coat and a thick scarf.a winter coatYou’ll need a good winter coat in Canada.a waterproof coatI took my walking boots and a waterproof coat.a trench coat (=a long raincoat with a belt)a military-style trench coata duffle coat (=a warm coat with a hood, and buttons shaped like tubes)He pulled the hood of his duffle coat over his eyes.a tweed/wool/sheepskin/leather coatI love her black leather coat.a fur coat (=made from an animal’s fur)In Moscow a lot of the women wear fur coats.a camel coat (=a thick pale brown coat made from wool, sometimes mixed with camel hair)He wore a smart camel coat over his suit.a morning coat/tailcoat (=a formal coat that men sometimes wear for weddings)verbswear a coatHe was wearing a long coat.put on your coatMark stood up and put on his coat.take off/remove your coatShe took off her coat and went into the kitchen.coat + NOUNa coat pocketI thought my wallet was in my coat pocket.a coat sleeveThe small boy was pulling at his mother's coat sleeve.a coat collarHe turned up his coat collar.a coat hook (=for hanging a coat on a wall)He hung his jacket on a coat hook in the hall.
Examples from the Corpuscoat• Anton won his suit and coat.• When she saw where I was sitting she pushed her hands in her coat pockets and ambled over on her shaky heels.• In his coat, Winchell looks like a Dickensian undertaker; he embarrasses me.• I began thwacking the back of his coat and the snow puffed into the air.• Women in head scarves and long coats take a seat on the left side of the synagogue.• I think they must make those figures by photographing a pile of coat hangers on the floor.• Huskies have a nice thick coat.• Forty-four little hands gather up coats and lunch boxes and forty-four little feet head down the hall to go home.• He was dressed in a white coat - the sort that scientists wear.• her heavy winter coatPut ... coat on• The head waiter was putting his coat on.• Barry's Mum got up from the desk as they went into the waiting-room, and put her coat on.• Just trust me on this, and put your sport coat on.• At ten I put my coat on and took a solitary walk through the storm, trying to settle my heart.• Now put your coat on and come quick.• Come on, let's put your coat on over your pyjamas.coat of• a coat of paintcoatcoat2 verb [transitive] COVERto cover something with a thin layer of something else A layer of snow coated the trees.coat something with/in something Next, coat the fish with breadcrumbs.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuscoat• Dip quail in cornstarch mixture until evenly coated.• Use a good quality paint or varnish brush, and the size should be suitable for the surface being coated.• Dust coated all of the furniture.• Dip in tinted coconut to coat frosting.• When first grown, the top of the fungus is coated in a black sticky jelly containing spores.• Make sure the truffles are completely coated in chocolate.• Increased urinary levels of arsenic and mercury will coat the copper with black and silvery deposits, respectively.• A special machine coats the nuts with chocolate.coat something with/in something• Next coat the fish with breadcrumbs.Origin coat1 (1300-1400) Old French cote