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Meaning of "greatcoat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GREATCOAT

greatcoat  [ˈɡreɪtˌkəʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GREATCOAT

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Greatcoat is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GREATCOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

greatcoat

Greatcoat

A greatcoat, also known as a watchcoat, is a large overcoat typically made of wool designed for warmth and protection against the weather. Its collar and cuffs can be turned out to protect the face and hands from cold and rain, and the short cape around the shoulders provides extra warmth and repels rainwater. It was popular in the 19th century as a military uniform and casual wear for the wealthy, and is still issued for inclement weather by many armed forces around the world. During the 17th and 18th centuries and the Industrial Revolution, greatcoats became available for all social classes. The coat generally hangs down below the knees and the cape is kept short, normally just above or below the elbows. It also sports deep pockets for keeping letters and food dry. It is typically coloured grey, though other colours may be used. One type of greatcoat is the Petersham.

Definition of greatcoat in the English dictionary

The definition of greatcoat in the dictionary is a heavy overcoat, now worn esp by men in the armed forces.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GREATCOAT


bellcote
ˈbelˌkəʊt
bluecoat
ˈbluːˌkəʊt
coat
kəʊt
cote
kəʊt
dovecote
ˈdʌvˌkəʊt
housecoat
ˈhaʊsˌkəʊt
maxicoat
ˈmæksɪˌkəʊt
overcoat
ˈəʊvəˌkəʊt
peacoat
ˈpiːˌkəʊt
petticoat
ˈpɛtɪˌkəʊt
raincoat
ˈreɪnˌkəʊt
redcoat
ˈrɛdˌkəʊt
sheepcote
ˈʃiːpˌkəʊt
shellycoat
ˈʃɛlɪˌkəʊt
surcoat
ˈsɜːˌkəʊt
topcoat
ˈtɒpˌkəʊt
turncoat
ˈtɜːnˌkəʊt
undercoat
ˈʌndəˌkəʊt
waistcoat
ˈweɪsˌkəʊt
wyliecoat
ˈwaɪlɪˌkəʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GREATCOAT

great-granddaughter
great-grandfather
great-grandmother
great-grandparent
great-grandson
great-great-grandfather
great-great-grandson
great-hearted
great-heartedness
great-nephew
great-niece
great-uncle
greatcoated
greaten
Greater
Greater Antilles
greater celandine
greater forkbeard
greater koodoo
greater kudu

WORDS THAT END LIKE GREATCOAT

base coat
car coat
dress coat
duffel coat
duffle coat
dust coat
duster coat
frock coat
fur coat
lab coat
mink coat
on the coat
recoat
seed coat
sport coat
sports coat
sugar-coat
tail coat
trench coat
white coat

Synonyms and antonyms of greatcoat in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «greatcoat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GREATCOAT

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Translator English - Chinese

大衣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gabán
570 millions of speakers

English

greatcoat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बड़ा कोट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

greatcoat
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шинель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

capote
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ত্তভারকোট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

houppelande
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Baju besar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Überzieher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

厚地のロングコート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

greatcoat
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gedhe banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

áo tơi của lính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

greatcoat
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

महान कोट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

palto
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cappotto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szynel
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шинель
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

manta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

greatcoat
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

overjas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

greatcoat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

frakk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of greatcoat

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GREATCOAT»

The term «greatcoat» is regularly used and occupies the 83.913 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GREATCOAT» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GREATCOAT»

Discover the use of greatcoat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to greatcoat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Greatcoat
' Judy Finnigan 'I really enjoyed the authentic wartime detail in this book.
Helen Dunmore, 2012
2
Dai Greatcoat: A Self-Portrait of David Jones in His Letters
Through a selection of letters to friends and literary peers, Dai Greatcoat" "presents a rare insight into the life of the poet and artist David Jones and in so doing offers an autobiographical portrait of the author in his own words.
David Jones, 2009
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the rebellion record: a diary of american events
Tou asked me, little one, why I bowed, Though never I passed the man before? Because my heart was full and proud When I saw the old blue coat he wore. The blue greatcoat, the sky-blue coat, The old blue coat the soldier wore. I knew not, I,  ...
Frank Moore, 1865
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Warman's World War II Collectibles: Identification and Price ...
Identification and Price Guide Michael E. Haskew. French M1938 enlisted man's wool tunic, $124-$206 (£75-£125) Camp Ripley Museum Army Eastern Front sheepskin inner greatcoat lining, $100 (£61) Mohawk Arms Inc. Militaria Auctions  ...
Michael E. Haskew, 2010
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After the Final No: Samuel Beckett's Trilogy
Samuel Beckett's Trilogy Thomas Cousineau. materializes before our eyes, a transformation rendered even more effective by Molloy's shift to the present tense : Watch me closely. I take a stone from the right pocket of my greatcoat, suck it, stop ...
Thomas Cousineau, 1999
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British Infantry Equipments 1808-1908
This was a khaki webbing harness with quick- release buckles; it held the folded greatcoat on the back, being secured there by shoulder straps fastening to the belt in front and a steadying strap to the rear. Issued with the set were two further  ...
Mike Chappell, 1999
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British Forces in Zululand 1879
A rolled grey greatcoat was carried across the shoulders, with a mess-tin below, usually in a black container; the glengarry was usually tucked under the straps on the outside of the greatcoat. A black leather 'expense' pouch containing a ...
‎1991
8
The Austrian Army 1836-66 (1): Infantry
From 1861, decorations adorned the greatcoat when the wearer had this garment on. All medals were worn by the men, and just the Austrian ones by the officers, with the exception of the High Order bands. Note the Feldzeichen stuck into the ...
‎1999
9
Reading Old Friends: Essays, Reviews, and Poems on Poetics ...
Dai Greatcoat Rene Hague, Dai Greatcoat: A Self-portrait of David Jones in His Letters, Faber and Faber. In Dai Greatcoat: A Self-portrait of David Jones in His Letters, the maker of In Parenthesis and The Anathemata, of the Vexilla Regis and ...
John Matthias, 1992
10
The British Army 1914-18
3rd Division GOC: Major-General Hubert I. W. Hamilton Group of soldiers wearing the ORs' version of the ear-flapped 'trench cap', with the flaps fastened across the crown, and the single-breasted infantryman's greatcoat. Cavalry and mounted ...
Robert Marrion, 1978

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GREATCOAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term greatcoat is used in the context of the following news items.
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Henry Joy McCracken: Rebel hero, and a man not afraid to murder
At dawn a number of tired men returned to her lover's house for breakfast, carrying Lee's military greatcoat as a trophy. Martin's character was ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Archipelago of Souls
Waugh wrote of a man wearing only shorts and a greatcoat bursting into the captain's cabin, clearly in distress. “We took this to be an ... «The Saturday Paper, Jul 15»
3
Anthony Martin Fernando: the Aboriginal activist who took his …
He is dressed in a black greatcoat. The only contrast to his dark appearance is a full, silver beard and a cape upon which are attached dozens ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
A New Camouflage Pattern Now in Fashion for the US Army
No wonder the building blocks of military style, from the wool greatcoat to cargo pants, have been absorbed into designers' vernacular. «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
How the Centaur was found
Someone fished out a first aid kit and they used it to treat the wounded. A man gave a freezing Ellen his greatcoat. It undoubtedly saved her life. «Courier Mail, Jun 15»
6
The Flying Dutchman, Opera North
Fotini Dimou's elegant costume designs work well, though the Dutchman's black spangly greatcoat is comically distracting when it first appears. «The Arts Desk, Jun 15»
7
Review of Greywing House at The Spread Eagle Theatre Croydon
She puts on whiskers and a pair of strange, glowing glasses to instantly become old Mr Greywing off to commit suicide and then a greatcoat ... «London Theatre News, Reviews Interviews and Tickets, Jun 15»
8
GUY HENDERSON: Pale Wessex Boys love calamine
... to go out in the middle of the day in hot holiday destinations without smothering myself in the sun cream equivalent of an army greatcoat. «Torquay Herald Express, Jun 15»
9
Review: Sir Elton John live at the Hydro - The great showman shows …
It's such an elderly classic you half expect a Soviet defecting major in a greatcoat to step out of the wings. Ahab seemed perfunctory but it's ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jun 15»
10
The mystery of Waterloo's last living soldier
... figure; he rests his hands on a cane, he has sabots on his feet, wears cinched gaiters over his trousers and has two medals on his greatcoat. «New Statesman, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Greatcoat [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/greatcoat>. Jul 2020 ».
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