- cote ( obsolete )
- Rhymes: -əʊt
- ( countable ) An outer garment covering the upper torso and arms .
- ( countable ) A covering of material, such as paint .
- ( countable ) The fur or feathers of animal .
- ( uncountable, nautical ) canvas painted with thick tar and secured round a mast or bowsprit to prevent water running down the sides into the hold ( now made of rubber or leather )
- a second coat of paint
- Coat ( kōt; 110 ), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d'armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. Cot a hut.]
1. An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men.
His adamantine coat gird well. Milton.
2. A petticoat. [Obs.] “A child in coats.” Locke.
3. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.
Men of his coat should be minding their prayers. Swift.
She was sought by spirits of richest coat. Shak.
4. An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, “the horses coats were sleek”.
Fruit of all kinds, in coat
Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell. Milton.
5. A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, “the coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish”.
6. Same as Coat of arms. See below.
Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight,
Or tear the lions out of England's coat. Shak.
7. A coat card. See below. [Obs.]
Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with coats as long as old master lived. Massinger.
Coat armor. See under Armor. -- Coat of arms ( Her. ), a translation of the French cotte d'armes, a garment of light material worn over the armor in the 15th and 16th centuries. This was often charged with the heraldic bearings of the wearer. Hence, an heraldic achievement; the bearings of any person, taken together. -- Coat card, a card bearing a coated figure; the king, queen, or knave of playing cards. “‘I am a coat card indeed.' ‘Then thou must needs be a knave, for thou art neither king nor queen.'” Rowley. -- Coat link, a pair of buttons or studs joined by a link, to hold together the lappels of a double-breasted coat; or a button with a loop for a single-breasted coat. -- Coat of mail, a defensive garment of chain mail. See Chain mail, under Chain. -- Mast coat ( Naut. ), a piece of canvas nailed around a mast, where it passes through the deck, to prevent water from getting below. -- Sail coat ( Naut. ), a canvas cover laced over furled sails, and the like, to keep them dry and clean.
- Coat ( kōt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coated; p. pr. & vb. n. Coating.]
1. To cover with a coat or outer garment.
2. To cover with a layer of any substance; as, “to coat a jar with tin foil; to coat a ceiling”.
From Middle English coate, cotte, from Old French cote, cotte ( “outer garmet with sleeves” ), from Old Frankish *kotta ( “coat” ), from Proto-Germanic *kuttō, *kuttōn ( “cowl, woolen cloth, coat” ), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeud-, *gud- ( “woolen clothes” ). Cognate with Old High German kozza, kozzo ( “woolen coat” ) ( Modern German Kotze ), Middle Low German kot ( “coat” ), Ancient Greek βεῦδος ( beũdos, “woman's attire” ) .
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