coat (noun, verb) past tense: coated LISTEN
A coat is something you wear over your clothing when it is cold outside.
- Frank's new wool coat is warm and looks good on him.
A coat is also the natural covering on an animal.
- The cat's coat was thick and soft.
A coat can be a layer of something that covers a surface.
- The painter applied a coat of blue paint to the wall.
- When they returned from vacation, there was a coat of dust on the furniture.
To coat means ‘to cover with a layer of something.’
- Amy coated her skin with sunscreen before going to the beach.
turncoat: a person who switches from one party or cause to another. Example: “When the politician saw that his party lost popularity he became a turncoat and joined the opposition.”
In pop culture
Dolly Parton starred in a Christmas movie about her youth called “A Coat of Many Colors.” Listen to the title song from the movie.
There are other meanings of coat.