"coats" in the noun sense
an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down worn outdoors
2. coating, coat
a thin layer covering something
"a second coat of paint"
3. coat, pelage
growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
"coats" in the verb sense
1. coat, surface
put a coat on cover the surface of furnish with a surface
"coat the cake with chocolate"
cover or provide with a coat
3. coat, cake
form a coat over
"Dirt had coated her face"
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