Definitions for blanketˈblæŋ kɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blan•ketˈblæŋ kɪt(n.)

  1. a large, rectangular piece of soft fabric, often with bound edges, used esp. for warmth as a bed covering.

  2. a similar piece of fabric used as a cover, garment, or the like.

  3. any extended covering or layer; mantle:

    a blanket of snow.

  4. (v.t.)to cover with or as if with a blanket.

  5. to interrupt; obstruct (usu. fol. by out):

    a storm that blanketed out TV reception.

  6. (adj.)covering or intended to cover a large group or class of conditions, situations, etc.:

    a blanket proposal.

Origin of blanket:

1250–1300; ME < AF, OF

blan′ket•like`(adj.)

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)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blanket(noun)ˈæŋkət

    a warm cover on a bed

    blankets and sheets

  2. blanketˈæŋkət

    a thick covering

    a blanket of snow

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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

blanket(noun)

a warm covering made of wool etc

a blanket on the bed.

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