Definition of coating in US English:

coating

noun

  • 1A thin layer or covering of something.

    ‘a coating of paint’
    • ‘Then we'll spend the rest of the day removing the thin coating of soot over everything in the kitchen.’
    • ‘Like sunglasses, prescription lenses too are available with a wide variety of coatings.’
    • ‘This light hits the phosphor coatings and produces red, green and blue colours.’
    • ‘The planes must be treated with special coatings of paint and fiber in a controlled environment.’
    • ‘I was itching and covered in an irritating coating of dust and sweat.’
    • ‘Paints and coatings work by creating a thin film on the surface to which they are applied.’
    • ‘The solution adheres to the ice cream and forms a coating on it.’
    • ‘Mushrooms littered the floor of the mammoth cave and a thick coating of dust obscured most everything.’
    • ‘Black coatings on stainless steel wash off easily, leaving a dull gray appearance.’
    • ‘A common theme in the new generation of coatings is the ability to be applied in extremely thin layers.’
    • ‘If you delay, the anti-skid coatings become worn and less effective.’
    • ‘The gums become red and swollen, and the tongue may develop a white coating.’
    • ‘This is particularly critical for polymers that are the basis for paints and coatings.’
    • ‘This method can produce a wide range of products, from oily coatings to hard coatings and powders.’
    • ‘The alkaline solution will interfere with the enteric coating and eventually dissolve it.’
    • ‘Polymer coatings repel water, protecting the speakers from moisture and corrosion.’
    • ‘The thin plastic coating had cracked in various places and the paper underneath had begun to fade.’
    • ‘My companion particularly enjoyed the dish's generous coating of garlicky olive oil.’
    • ‘Quickly tilt the pan to spread the batter to form a thin coating on the bottom of the pan.’
    • ‘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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    1. 1.1 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

/ˈkōdiNG//ˈkoʊdɪŋ/