Definitions for blanketˈblæŋ kɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a large, rectangular piece of soft fabric, often with bound edges, used esp. for warmth as a bed covering.
a similar piece of fabric used as a cover, garment, or the like.
any extended covering or layer; mantle:
a blanket of snow.
(v.t.)to cover with or as if with a blanket.
to interrupt; obstruct (usu. fol. by out):
a storm that blanketed out TV reception.
(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
bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
"he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
anything that covers
"there was a blanket of snow"
a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor
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"
cover as if with a blanket
"snow blanketed the fields"
form a blanket-like cover (over)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a warm cover on a bed
blankets and sheets
a thick covering
a blanket of snow
A cloth, usually large, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.
The baby was cold, so his mother put a blanket over him.
A layer of anything.
The city woke under a thick blanket of fog.
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.
A fresh layer of snow blanketed the area.
To traverse or complete thoroughly.
The salesman blanketed the entire neighborhood.
In general; covering or encompassing everything.
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
a piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in the tympan to make it soft and elastic
a streak or layer of blubber in whales
to cover with a blanket
to toss in a blanket by way of punishment
to take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her
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
Word rank popularity for 'blanket' among Nouns Frequency: #2096
Translations for blanket
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a warm covering made of wool etc
a blanket on the bed.
- حْرامٌ، بَطّانِيَّهArabic
- cobertorPortuguese (BR)
- die DeckeGerman
- vuneni pokrivačCroatian
- (ull)teppe, pleddNorwegian
- шерстяное одеялоRussian
- 毛毯Chinese (Trad.)
- cái chănVietnamese
- 毛毯Chinese (Simp.)
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