n. A variant spelling of cote.n. A principal outer garment; any covering for the body.n. An outer or upper garment worn by men, covering the upper part of the body.n. A woman's outdoor garment resembling a man's coat in material and make.n. An under garment for the upper part of the body, fitting somewhat closely; a tunic or shirt.n. A petticoat.n. The habit or vesture of an order or class of men, and hence the order or class itself, or the office or station peculiar to the order; cloth.n. The external natural covering of an animal, as hair, fur, wool, etc.n. A thin layer of a substance covering a surface; a coating: as, a coat of paint, pitch, or varnish; a coat of tinfoil.n. One of a number of concentric layers: as, the coats of an onion.n. In anatomy, a tunic or membranous covering of some part or organ: as, the coats of the eye.n. Nautical, a piece of tarred or painted canvas fitted about the masts at the partuers, about the rudder-casing, and around the pumps where they pass through the upper deck, to keep the water from working down. See mast-coat.n. A coat-card.n. In heraldry, a coat of arms or an achievement: used in a general sense.n. Same as coat-money.n. A coat of mail.n. A surcoat or tabard embroidered with armorial bearings, such as in modern times is worn only by a herald of arms on rare ceremonial occasions. It is a survival of the medieval surcoat. (which see).n. In a more general sense, any defensive garment for the body, quilted with small plates, rings, or scales of iron. (See gambeson and broigne.) The use of the term to denote plate-armor is erroneous.To cover with a coat or outer garment; cover or protect as with a coat.To overspread with a coating or layer of another substance: as, to coat something with wax or tin-foil.n. A somewhat similar jacket worn by women.