from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A thin outer layer.
  • noun archaic Cloth for making coats.
  • verb Present participle of coat.

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

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


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