Coat 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.
1. A coat or covering; a layer of any substance, as a cover or protection; as, the coating of a retort or vial.
2. Cloth for coats; as, an assortment of coatings.
n 1: a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
2: a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the
substance that gives it that appearance); "the boat had a
metallic finish"; "he applied a coat of a clear finish";
"when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply
evenly" [syn: finish, finishing]
3: a heavy fabric suitable for coats
4: the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a
topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach
requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for
a coating of paint"; [syn: application, covering]