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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-ting]
    • /ˈkoʊ tɪŋ/
    • /kəʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-ting]
    • /ˈkoʊ tɪŋ/

Definitions of coating word

  • countable noun coating A coating of a substance is a thin layer of it spread over a surface. 3
  • noun coating a layer or film spread over a surface for protection or decoration 3
  • noun coating a heavy fabric suitable for coats 3
  • noun coating a severe rebuke; ticking-off 3
  • noun coating a coat or layer over a surface 3
  • noun coating cloth for making coats 3

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Origin of coating

First appearance:

before 1760
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1760-70; coat + -ing1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Coating


coating popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

coating usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for coating

noun coating

  • layer — protocol layer
  • sheet — Nautical. a rope or chain for extending the clews of a square sail along a yard. a rope for trimming a fore-and-aft sail. a rope or chain for extending the lee clew of a course.
  • coat — A coat is a piece of clothing with long sleeves which you wear over your other clothes when you go outside.
  • blanket — A blanket is a large square or rectangular piece of thick cloth, especially one which you put on a bed to keep you warm.
  • skin — the external covering or integument of an animal body, especially when soft and flexible.

Antonyms for coating

noun coating

  • centre — A centre is a building where people have meetings, take part in a particular activity, or get help of some kind.
  • center — a point equally distant from all points on the circumference of a circle or surface of a sphere

Top questions with coating

  • how to powder coating?
  • what is powder coating?

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