1 piece of clothing
ADJ. long | short | three-quarter-length | heavy | light | winter | waterproof | fur-trimmed | double-breasted, single-breasted | belted | duffle, frock, morning, tail, trench
VERB + COAT pull on, shrug (yourself) into, shrug on, throw on | pull off, shrug off | button (up) The coat was buttoned up wrong. | unbutton | hang (up)
COAT + NOUN collar, pocket, sleeve, tail | hook > Special page at CLOTHES
2 fur/hair covering an animal's body
ADJ. long | short | thick | rough | smooth | curly, fluffy, furry, shaggy, silky, woolly a dog with a long shaggy coat | glossy | spotted, striped | winter
VERB + COAT shed The dog sheds its winter coat once the weather becomes warmer.
3 layer of sth covering a surface
ADJ. thick | thin | fresh, new The room needs a fresh coat of paint. | base | final, top
VERB + COAT apply, put on Make sure the base coat has thoroughly dried before applying the top coat.
COAT + VERB dry
PREP. ~ of a coat of paint/varnish
ADV. completely | heavily, thickly | lightly | specially The fabric has been specially coated to improve its water resistance.
PREP. in Coat the fish in the sauce. | with The furniture was thickly coated with dust.