difference betw. overcoat & greatcoat

German translation: Mantel

12:32 Apr 7, 2005
English to German translations [PRO]
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
English term or phrase: difference betw. overcoat & greatcoat
Is a greatcoat the same as an overcoat or is it just heavier?

How would you translate these terms into German?
N. Krechting
German translation:Mantel
Explanation:
For overcoat I found the following translations in German : der Mantel, der Übermantel
For greatcoat I found : Herrenmantel, Kapuzenmantel, Mantel

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Note added at 27 mins (2005-04-07 12:59:53 GMT)
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great·coat (grât\'kôt\')
n.
A heavy overcoat.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2004, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

o·ver·coat (ô\'vər-kôt\')
n.
1. A heavy coat worn over ordinary clothing in cold weather.
2. An additional, protective coating, as of paint.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2004, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.



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Note added at 52 mins (2005-04-07 13:25:00 GMT)
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Following an earlier entry I believe Kapuzenmantel is probably the word N. is looking for.
Selected response from:

Linda Flebus
Belgium
Local time: 02:00
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Mantel


Explanation:
For overcoat I found the following translations in German : der Mantel, der Übermantel
For greatcoat I found : Herrenmantel, Kapuzenmantel, Mantel

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Note added at 27 mins (2005-04-07 12:59:53 GMT)
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great·coat (grât\'kôt\')
n.
A heavy overcoat.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2004, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

o·ver·coat (ô\'vər-kôt\')
n.
1. A heavy coat worn over ordinary clothing in cold weather.
2. An additional, protective coating, as of paint.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2004, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.



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Note added at 52 mins (2005-04-07 13:25:00 GMT)
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Following an earlier entry I believe Kapuzenmantel is probably the word N. is looking for.

Linda Flebus
Belgium
Local time: 02:00
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FlemishFlemish, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 22

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Ferguson (X): coat is Mantel, yes, but there is a big difference between a Herrenmantel and a Übermantel; but the two classes can't be clasified without context or pics.
8 mins

agree  Sarah Swift: ja, ein "greatcoat" muss halbwegs elegant sein, ein overcoat nicht unbedingt. Ein greatcoat ist ein overcoat, aber ein overcoat muss kein greatcoat sein.
8 mins
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