Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

over- +‎ coat

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 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

  • 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

  • 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'

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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