Definitions of coating
  1. noun
    a thin layer covering something
    synonyms: coat
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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
    a thin or superficial layer on the surface of something
    acrylic, acrylic paint
    used especially by artists
    antifouling paint
    a paint used to protect against the accumulation of barnacles etc. on underwater surfaces
    coat of paint
    a layer of paint covering something else
    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)
  2. noun
    a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    synonyms: finish, finishing
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    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
  3. noun
    the work of applying something
    “the surface was ready for a coating of paint”
    synonyms: 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
  4. noun
    a heavy fabric suitable for coats
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    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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