What does blanket mean?

Definitions for blanketˈblæŋ kɪt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blanket, cover(noun)

    bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

    "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

  2. blanket, mantle(noun)

    anything that covers

    "there was a blanket of snow"

  3. blanket(adj)

    a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor

  4. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide(verb)

    broad in scope or content

    "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"

  5. blanket(verb)

    cover as if with a blanket

    "snow blanketed the fields"

  6. blanket(verb)

    form a blanket-like cover (over)

Wiktionary

  1. blanket(Noun)

    A cloth, usually large, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.

    The baby was cold, so his mother put a blanket over him.

  2. blanket(Noun)

    A layer of anything.

    The city woke under a thick blanket of fog.

  3. blanket(Noun)

    A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed.

    A press operator must carefully wash the blanket whenever changing a plate.

  4. blanket(Verb)

    To cover.

    A fresh layer of snow blanketed the area.

  5. blanket(Verb)

    To traverse or complete thoroughly.

    The salesman blanketed the entire neighborhood.

  6. blanket(Adjective)

    In general; covering or encompassing everything.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blanket(adj)

    a heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually of wool, and having a nap, used in bed clothing; also, a similar fabric used as a robe; or any fabric used as a cover for a horse

  2. Blanket(adj)

    a piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in the tympan to make it soft and elastic

  3. Blanket(adj)

    a streak or layer of blubber in whales

  4. Blanket(verb)

    to cover with a blanket

  5. Blanket(verb)

    to toss in a blanket by way of punishment

  6. Blanket(verb)

    to take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her

Freebase

  1. Blanket

    A blanket is a type of bedding, generally speaking, a large piece of cloth, intended to keep the user warm, especially while sleeping. Blankets are distinguished from sheets by their thickness and purpose; the thickest sheet is still thinner than the lightest blanket. Blankets are generally used for warmth, while sheets are for hygiene, comfort and aesthetics. Blankets are subdivided into many types, including quilts, duvets, and comforters, depending on their thickness, construction and/or fill material. Blankets were traditionally made of wool because of wool's warmth, breathability and natural fire-retardant properties, while sheets were made of cotton or linen, which are less irritating to the skin. Nowadays, synthetic fibers are frequently used for both. Throw blankets are smaller blankets, often in decorative colors and patterns, that can be used for extra warmth outside of bed. Blankets are sometimes used as comfort objects by small children.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blanket

    blangk′et, n. a white woollen covering for beds: a covering for horses, &c.—v.t. to cover with a blanket: to toss in a blanket.—n. Blank′eting, cloth for blankets: the punishment of being tossed in a blanket. [Fr. blanchet, dim. of blanc, from its null white colour,]

Editors Contribution

  1. blanket

    A type of cover created and manufactured in various colors, materials,sizes and styles used for various purposes.

    Blankets are made from various different materials and are used for various purposes e.g. to cover a part of your body to keep warm, to cover a used sofa, to put on a bed etc.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blanket' in Nouns Frequency: #2096

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanket in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Poliakoff:

    It is really a mistake to make a blanket judgment.

  2. Mark Twain:

    His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.

  3. Marge Piercy:

    Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.

  4. The Queensland Resources Council:

    We strongly believe that any blanket ban on capital dredge material in the entire World Heritage Area does not represent evidence-based policy and will not prove to be viable in the long term.

  5. Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza:

    It can be tricky for parents because they might see magazine and other images where they see babies with blanket and pillows, this may reinforce the idea that these activities are safe and that’s the norm.

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