Definition of coating in English:

coating

noun

  • 1A thin layer or covering of something.

    ‘a coating of paint’
    • ‘Paints and coatings work by creating a thin film on the surface to which they are applied.’
    • ‘This light hits the phosphor coatings and produces red, green and blue colours.’
    • ‘Mushrooms littered the floor of the mammoth cave and a thick coating of dust obscured most everything.’
    • ‘The alkaline solution will interfere with the enteric coating and eventually dissolve it.’
    • ‘The planes must be treated with special coatings of paint and fiber in a controlled environment.’
    • ‘The solution adheres to the ice cream and forms a coating on it.’
    • ‘Black coatings on stainless steel wash off easily, leaving a dull gray appearance.’
    • ‘This is particularly critical for polymers that are the basis for paints and coatings.’
    • ‘A common theme in the new generation of coatings is the ability to be applied in extremely thin layers.’
    • ‘My companion particularly enjoyed the dish's generous coating of garlicky olive oil.’
    • ‘The gums become red and swollen, and the tongue may develop a white coating.’
    • ‘The thin plastic coating had cracked in various places and the paper underneath had begun to fade.’
    • ‘Then we'll spend the rest of the day removing the thin coating of soot over everything in the kitchen.’
    • ‘Polymer coatings repel water, protecting the speakers from moisture and corrosion.’
    • ‘I was itching and covered in an irritating coating of dust and sweat.’
    • ‘Quickly tilt the pan to spread the batter to form a thin coating on the bottom of the pan.’
    • ‘Like sunglasses, prescription lenses too are available with a wide variety of coatings.’
    • ‘If you delay, the anti-skid coatings become worn and less effective.’
    • ‘This method can produce a wide range of products, from oily coatings to hard coatings and powders.’
    • ‘Some amphibians can also be difficult to handle due to their coating of protective slime.’
    layer, covering, overlay, coat, skim, skin, thickness, plating, film, wash, glaze, varnish, veneer, lamination, sheet, finish, dusting, blanket, mantle, daub, smear, topping, crust, patina, lustre, deposit, scale, facing, cladding
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  • 2mass noun Material used for making coats.

    • ‘Petersham, a very thick, waterproof woolen coating, usually dark blue, is used for men's trousers or heavy coats.’

Pronunciation

coating

/ˈkəʊtɪŋ/