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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A layer of a substance spread over a surface for protection or decoration; a covering layer.
  • n. Cloth for making coats.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thin outer layer.
  • n. Cloth for making coats.
  • v. Present participle of coat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coat or covering; a layer of any substance, as a cover or protection.
  • n. Cloth for coats.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A covering; any substance spread over a surface for protection or ornamentation: as, a coating of plaster or tin-foil.
  • n. Cloth for coats: as, an assortment of coatings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
  • n. a thin layer covering something
  • n. a heavy fabric suitable for coats
  • n. the work of applying something

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