Sometimes the word "coat" means to cover over or put a layer on something:


  • This morning I woke up to find a coating of snow on everything.
  • Everything was coated with snow.
  • Snow is coating the trees and the bushes.
  • There’s a fresh coat of snow on the ground.

While the word "coat" is often used for snow, it’s also used for other things:

  • The truck is coated with mud.
  • The ice cream bar has a coating of chocolate.
  • A glazed donut is coated with a thin layer of sugar.

Of course, the word "coat" is also used to describe clothing worn by people:


  • He’s wearing a heavy coat .
  • He’s wearing an overcoat.

coat and tie

  • He wears a coat and tie to work.
  • He’s wearing a suit coat.


  • This labrador has a shiny black coat.
  • She has a coat of fur.

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Published on April 23, 2013