Definitions

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

  • n. A heavy coat worn over ordinary clothing in cold weather.
  • n. An additional, protective coating, as of paint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A heavy garment worn over other clothes, for protection from cold or weather.
  • v. To apply an exterior coating to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coat worn over the other clothing; a greatcoat; a topcoat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coat worn over all the other dress; a top-coat; a greatcoat.

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

  • n. a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter
  • n. an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish)

Etymologies

over- +‎ coat (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (He pointed at the bundle she held, while she nodded proudly, beaming on me with good-nature and consciousness of success and prosperity.) "This overcoat is as good as a blanket," he went on, advancing the skirt of it that I might feel its thickness.

    THE SPIKE

  • (He pointed at the bundle she held, while she nodded proudly, beaming on me with good nature and consciousness of success and prosperity.) ` This overcoat is as good as a blanket, 'he went on, advancing the skirt of it that I might feel its thickness.

    The Spike

  • Look a you in that picture – even your overcoat is puffed up and 2 sizes too big to try stop the world realizing how small you truly are.

    White House fires back at Bush comments: 'We won'

  • Look at you in that picture – even your overcoat is puffed up and 2 sizes too big to try stop the world realizing how small you truly are.

    White House fires back at Bush comments: 'We won'

  • And Frank Langella, precise in hat and overcoat, is a polite and yet threatening presence as the man with the offer, and secrets of his own (and arather nasty CGI scar).

    IN THE WORLD OF MOVIES: NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 5TH | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews

  • I still shiver as I remember trying to page through economics texts by the flicker from candles while clad in overcoat, scarf, and little knitted gloves with the fingertips cut off, in the 4 p.m. December twilight in a library at Oxford.

    The View from There

  • But he saw nothing of his assailant until a hand appeared above his face, and than his thought was, "What handsome cloth that overcoat is made of!"

    The Sensation of Being Murdered

  • Many, however, wore a felt "overcoat" -- or rather, "overskin," for there was no other garment underneath.

    Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta Overland

  • His overcoat will be the same material as his suit.

    The Mob and Me

  • "The clothes are commonplace," remarked Holmes, "save only the overcoat, which is full of suggestive touches."

    Chennai

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