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American English: /koʊt/
British English: /kəʊt/

Translation of coat in Spanish:


  • 1 (Clothing)
    also: overcoat
    1.1 (for men)
    abrigo (masculine) or (River Plate area) sobretodo (masculine)
    (for women) abrigo (masculine) or (River Plate area) tapado (masculine)
    to cut one's coat according to one's cloth (British English)
    vivir según sus ( or mis etc) posibilidades
    adaptarse a las circunstancias
    no estirar los pies más de lo que da la frazada (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    to trail one's coat
    buscar pelea or [colloquial] camorra
    to turn o change one's coat
    cambiar de chaqueta
    Example sentences
    • Mr. Walker pulled a pair of mittens out of his coat pocket and handed them to me.
    • We wore our winter coats and stuffed our pockets with what little bread we had left.
    • See this new camera is big and bulky - in winter I put it in my puffy coat pocket and barely even noticed it.
    1.2 (jacket)
    Example sentences
    • The new line includes a hunting coat, parka, vest, shirt and pant.
    • Like a tailor, he keeps big needles pinned behind the lapel of his coat, a plaid jacket too large for him.
    • Personally I think the jackets look like pyjama coats, but they are not my cuppa.
    Example sentences
    • Key focus continues to be short shift dresses, coats and skirts.
    • The next three hours were a blur, as Keira tried on dresses, shirts, coats, skirts, pants, shoes and hats.
    • This season's key items are all short, from skirts to dresses and coats.
  • 2 (of animals)
    Example sentences
    • For instance, someone who is especially house proud will not want a dog with a long coat which sheds hair all over the furniture.
    • Animals with heavy coats, such as Highland cattle and Galloways, were the most prone to problems, he added.
    • Believe it or not mathematics explains why animals can have coats with spotted bodies and striped tails but not striped bodies with spotted tails.
  • 3 (layer — of paint, varnish)
    (— of dust) capa (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The env gene codes for a protein on the outer coat of the virus that allows it to recognize and attach to human cells.
    • They code for the coat proteins of the two viruses, which are primary targets for the host immune system.
    • Finally, all the Ames test strains have defective polysaccharide outer coats, to make them more permeable to the test chemicals.
    Example sentences
    • They felt it needed a new coat of paint to freshen it up.
    • Yet another group applied fresh coats of paint on the panels of windows and doors.
    • And how I would love to put a fresh coat of paint on it.

transitive verb

  • coated with chocolate
    cubierto de chocolate
    bañado en chocolate
    coat the surface with primer
    aplique una capa or mano de base a la superficie
    his tongue was coated
    tenía la lengua sucia
    tenía la lengua cubierta de saburra [technical]
    Example sentences
    • It is then coated with a thin layer of white lead on which the outline of the picture is drawn.
    • It's as if the camera lens had been coated with a thin layer of Vaseline and hurriedly wiped clean.
    • My eyes had been coated with a layer of black mascara and a decent amount of black eyeliner.

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