Pronunciation: (kōt),[key] —n. 1. an outer garment with sleeves, covering at least the upper part of the body: a new fur coat; a coat for formal wear. 2. a natural integument or covering, as the hair, fur, or wool of an animal, the bark of a tree, or the skin of a fruit.
3. a layer of anything that covers a surface: That wall needs another coat of paint. 4. a mucous layer covering or lining an organ or connected parts, as on the tongue.
5. See coat of arms. 6. Archaic.a petticoat or skirt.
7. Obs. a. a garment indicating profession, class, etc.
b. the profession, class, etc., so indicated.
—v.t. 1. to cover with a layer or coating: He coated the wall with paint. The furniture was coated with dust. 2. to cover thickly, esp. with a viscous fluid or substance: Heat the mixture until it coats a spoon. The boy was coated with mud from head to foot. 3. to cover or provide with a coat.