Definition of 'coat'
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And they were already parading round in fur coats! The Sun (2017)The work involved a new carpet, furniture and a fresh coat of paint. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then apply a second coat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A coat of paint makes a place feel clean and new, in colours that please you. The Sun (2016)A good trick is to apply in sheer layers, rather than one heavy coat. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Add the chicken pieces, coat well, cover and leave in the fridge for an hour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Shape into cakes, coat in seasoned flour and chill for 1 hour to firm up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a world away from the woman who once arrived at her own birthday party wearing just a bikini, fur coat and snorkel. The Sun (2016)Stirrup pants and fur coats captured the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Mix the spices and salt together and coat the fish until completely covered. The Sun (2016)Some had been there so long they were covered in coats of dust. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Coat a thin layer on rose petals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Just one of these coats was left. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Science is not all white coats and wiry hair. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It needs a good coat of paint and a fridge that works would be helpful. The Sun (2009)He stays at his desk when his colleagues are putting their coats on to go home. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You need to apply two coats as the brush is quite thin. The Sun (2015)She has become surgically attached to this fur coat over the past week. The Sun (2014)Stir in the flour to coat the shallots and cook for a couple more minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Coat the fish with the spiced yoghurt and set aside. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My coat was covered in burning tar. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It went on easily and looked great after just one coat. The Sun (2009)Mum is wearing her best camel coat but her hair is sticking up in tufts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Does it need a fresh coat of paint? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Australia is one of the few countries where you can eat the animals on its coat of arms. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Cool people will merely put on their hat and coat and go out to stand somewhere that only they know about. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Once the colour has dried, add one layer of top coat. The Sun (2010)The effects are a mixture of accessories and safe dye on the animals' coats. The Sun (2015)In an urban situation a man may straighten his tie, brush imaginary dust from his coat or fiddle with his shirt cuff. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)Finally, if you like, you can give your owl a coat of varnish for extra shine. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'coat'
British English: coat /kəʊt/ NOUN
clothing A coat is a piece of clothing with long sleeves worn over your other clothes when you go outside.
He put on his coat and walked out.
- American English: coat
- Arabic: سُتْرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: casaco
- Chinese: 外套
- Croatian: kaput
- Czech: kabát
- Danish: frakke
- Dutch: jas
- European Spanish: abrigo
- Finnish: takki
- French: manteau
- German: Mantel
- Greek: παλτό
- Italian: cappotto
- Japanese: コート 洋服
- Korean: 코트
- Norwegian: kåpe
- Polish: płaszcz
- European Portuguese: casaco
- Romanian: geacă
- Russian: пальто
- Spanish: abrigo
- Swedish: jacka
- Thai: เสื้อโค้ท
- Turkish: ceket
- Ukrainian: пальто
- Vietnamese: áo khoác
British English: coat NOUN
paint A coat of paint or varnish is a thin layer of it on a surface.
The front door needs a new coat of paint.
British English: coat VERB
If you coat something with a substance or in a substance, you cover it with a thin layer of the substance.
Coat the fish with seasoned flour.
Definition of coat from the Collins English Dictionary
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