What does overcoat mean?

Definitions for overcoatˈoʊ vərˌkoʊt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overcoat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. greatcoat, overcoat, topcoat(noun)

    a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter

  2. overcoat, overcoating(noun)

    an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish)


  1. overcoat(Noun)

    A heavy garment worn over other clothes, for protection from cold or weather. A winter coat.


  1. Overcoat

    An overcoat is a type of long coat intended to be worn as the outermost garment. Overcoats usually extend below the knee, but are sometimes mistakenly referred to as topcoats, which are short coats that end at or above the knees. Topcoats and overcoats together are known as outercoats. Unlike overcoats, topcoats are usually made from lighter weight cloth such as gabardine or covert, while overcoats are made from heavier cloth or fur, because overcoats are more commonly used in winter when warmth is more important.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overcoat

    ō′vėr-kōt, n. an outdoor coat worn over all the other dress, a top-coat.—n. O′vercoating, cloth from which such is made.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcoat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcoat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wilson Mizner:

    Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.

  2. James Russell Lowell:

    There is no good arguing with the inevitible. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

  3. James Russell Lowell:

    There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

Images & Illustrations of overcoat

  1. overcoatovercoatovercoat

Translations for overcoat

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for overcoat »


Find a translation for the overcoat definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these overcoat definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"overcoat." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 17 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/overcoat>.

Are we missing a good definition for overcoat? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for overcoat:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.