(noun, verb)


1. a thin layer covering something

- a second coat of paint

Similar word(s): coat

Definition categories: man–made, covering

2. a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)

- he applied a coat of a clear finish

Similar word(s): finish, finishing

Definition categories: attribute, decorativeness

3. a heavy fabric suitable for coats

Definition categories: man–made, cloth, fabric, material, textile

4. the work of applying something

- the surface was ready for a coating of paint

Similar word(s): application, covering

Definition categories: act

Sentences with coating as a noun:

- They painted on a coating to protect it from the weather.


1. present participle of coat

- We spent hours coating the truffles with cocoa powder so they wouldn't be sticky.