Primary Meanings of coating

a thin layer covering something
a heavy fabric suitable for coats
Full Definitions of coating

n a thin layer covering something

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a protective coating of asphalt and filter used on structural metals that are exposed to weathering
coat of paint
a layer of paint covering something else
emulsion, photographic emulsion
a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin
any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze
facing, veneer
an ornamental coating to a building
finish coat, finishing coat
the final coating of plaster applied to walls and ceilings
gilding, gilt
a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
a hard glossy coating
overcoat, overcoating
an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish)
paint, pigment
a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
a fine coating of oxide on the surface of a metal
metal plating, plating
a thin coating of metal deposited on a surface
a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall
a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
veneer, veneering
coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood
a coating capable of making a surface waterproof
acrylic, acrylic paint
used especially by artists
antifouling paint
a paint used to protect against the accumulation of barnacles etc. on underwater surfaces
paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish
a paint consisting of pigment mixed with melted beeswax; it is fixed with heat after application
finger paint, fingerpaint
paint that has the consistency of jelly
finish coat, finishing coat
the final coat of paint
a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging
flat coat, ground, primer, primer coat, priming, priming coat, undercoat
the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
gold plate
a thin plating of gold on something
house paint, housepaint
paint used to cover the exterior woodwork of a house
lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
nail enamel, nail polish, nail varnish
a cosmetic lacquer that dries quickly and that is applied to the nails to color them or make them shiny
oil paint
paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle
a paint that dries with a finish between glossy and flat
shellac, shellac varnish
a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
silver plate
a thin layer of silver deposited on something
spray paint
paint applied with a spray gun
undercoat, underseal
seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion
a green patina that forms on copper or brass or bronze that has been exposed to the air or water for long periods of time
water-base paint
paint in which water is used as the vehicle
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an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

n a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)

finish, finishing
a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.
a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing
luster, lustre
a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
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an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

n the work of applying something

“the surface was ready for a coating of paint”
application, covering
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anointing, anointment
the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
the work of coating glass with metal foil
galvanisation, galvanization
either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting
an application of a lubricant to something
pavage, paving
the act of applying paving materials to an area
the act of applying paint to a surface
the application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer
tin-plating, tinning
the application of a protective layer of tin
the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them
paperhanging, papering
the application of wallpaper
daubing, plastering
the application of plaster
the application of a thin coat of metal (as by electrolysis)
the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture
the application of tiles to cover a surface
the application of wax to a surface
facing, lining
providing something with a surface of a different material
spray painting
applying paint with a sprayer
spatter, spattering, splash, splashing, splattering
the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
painting by using the fingers to spread the paint
pargeting, pargetting
ornamental plastering
lining a surface or bearing with Babbitt metal
inunction, unction
anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
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manual labor, manual labour
labor done with the hands

n a heavy fabric suitable for coats

a thick twilled fabric of wool and cotton
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cloth, fabric, material, textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

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