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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the official symbols of a family, state, etc.;
[syn: coat of arms, arms, blazon, blazonry]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coat \Coat\ (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d'armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. Cot a hut.] 1. An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men. [1913 Webster] Let each His adamantine coat gird well. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A petticoat. [Obs.] "A child in coats." --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth. [1913 Webster] Men of his coat should be minding their prayers. --Swift. [1913 Webster] She was sought by spirits of richest coat. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek. [1913 Webster] Fruit of all kinds, in coat Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish. [1913 Webster] 6. Same as Coat of arms. See below. [1913 Webster] Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight, Or tear the lions out of England's coat. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. A coat card. See below. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with coats as long as old master lived. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] Coat armor. See under Armor. Coat of arms (Her.), a translation of the French cotte d'armes, a garment of light material worn over the armor in the 15th and 16th centuries. This was often charged with the heraldic bearings of the wearer. Hence, an heraldic achievement; the bearings of any person, taken together. Coat card, a card bearing a coated figure; the king, queen, or knave of playing cards. "`I am a coat card indeed.' `Then thou must needs be a knave, for thou art neither king nor queen.'" --Rowley. Coat link, a pair of buttons or studs joined by a link, to hold together the lappels of a double-breasted coat; or a button with a loop for a single-breasted coat. Coat of mail, a defensive garment of chain mail. See Chain mail, under Chain. Mast coat (Naut.), a piece of canvas nailed around a mast, where it passes through the deck, to prevent water from getting below. Sail coat (Naut.), a canvas cover laced over furled sails, and the like, to keep them dry and clean. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

coat of arms n 1: the official symbols of a family, state, etc. [syn: coat of arms, arms, blazon, blazonry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

102 Moby Thesaurus words for "coat of arms": achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bend, bend sinister, billet, blazon, blazonry, bordure, broad arrow, cadency mark, canton, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, cockatrice, coronet, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, device, difference, differencing, eagle, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, falcon, fess, fess point, field, file, flanch, fleur-de-lis, fret, fur, fusil, garland, griffin, gules, gyron, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, honor point, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, label, lion, lozenge, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle, metal, motto, mullet, nombril point, octofoil, or, ordinary, orle, pale, paly, pean, pheon, purpure, quarter, quartering, rose, sable, saltire, scutcheon, shield, spread eagle, subordinary, tenne, tincture, torse, tressure, unicorn, vair, vert, wreath, yale