Definition of Coating

1. Noun. A thin layer covering something. "A second coat of paint"

2. Noun. A decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance). "When the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"
Exact synonyms: Finish, Finishing
Generic synonyms: Decorativeness
Specialized synonyms: Glaze, Shoeshine
Derivative terms: Coat, Finish, Finish

3. Noun. A heavy fabric suitable for coats.
Specialized synonyms: Chinchilla
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Derivative terms: Coat

4. Noun. The work of applying something. "The surface was ready for a coating of paint"

Definition of Coating

1. n. A coat or covering; a layer of any substance, as a cover or protection; as, the coating of a retort or vial.

Definition of Coating

1. Noun. A thin outer layer. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) Cloth for making coats. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of coat) ¹

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Definition of Coating

1. a covering layer [n -S]

Medical Definition of Coating

1. A covering; a layer of some substance spread over a surface. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coating

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Literary usage of Coating

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1. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1856)
"The process is to be conducted as before described for the coating of zinc, and the surface of lead is to be perfectly clean. The lead may, like the zinc, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"Another part of the invention consist« in coating lead or ite alloys with ... The process is to be conducted as before described for the coating of zinc, ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1858)
"Por coating iron nails with brass and copper, the process employed is as ... This method, which is applicable to the coating of nails and other small ..."

4. American Druggist (1889)
"coating PILLS. Silvering or gilding pills is fortunately less common than it ... When, however, such a coating is ordered, care should be used to have the ..."

5. Asphalts and Allied Substances: Their Occurrence, Modes of Production, Uses by Herbert Abraham (1920)
"Bituminous coating Compositions. Dark-colored asphaltic mixtures are used, similar to the coatings of prepared roofings (p. 392), with the exception that ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1871)
"Elete protection from rust, and a satisfactory coating >r any purpose, ... Tho contact of the coating is promoted by working the solution hot. ..."

7. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy: Based on the Traité de Physique by Augustin Privat-Deschanel, Joseph David Everett (1897)
"He then places the jar on an insulating stand, to enable him to transfer his hold to the knob, and traces another pattern on the cake with the outer coating ..."

8. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Study of Minerals and Crystals by Edward Henry ( Kraus, Walter Fred Hunt (1920)
"In oxidizing flame, near assay, yellowish white, crystalline coating of MoO2 ... Yellowish to reddish brown coating. Drab gray, extremely volatile sublimate ..."

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