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)
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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,]
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'blanket' in Nouns Frequency: #2096
The numerical value of blanket in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of blanket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is really a mistake to make a blanket judgment.
His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.
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.
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.
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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Translations for blanket
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- لحف, لحافArabic
- покривало, всестранен, всеобхватен, одеяло, покривам, завивам, пласт, цялостен, обхващамBulgarian
- mantaCatalan, Valencian
- planced, cylched, blanced, tapin, gwrthbanWelsh
- Decke, zudecken, decken, verdeckenGerman
- manta, frazada, cobija, frisa, colcha, general, capaSpanish
- kokonainen, peittää, viltti, kattaa, huopa, yleis-, peite, katto, peittoFinnish
- couverture, recouvrir, général, couvrirFrench
- pokróc, takaróHungarian
- [[copertura]] de lanaInterlingua
- coltre, coperta, mantelloItalian
- ноосон хөнжилMongolian
- bedekken, dekenDutch
- teppe, dyneNorwegian
- beeldléíNavajo, Navaho
- manta, cobertorPortuguese
- pătură, valtrapRomanian
- одеяло, покров, слой, покрывалоRussian
- ćebe, ћебе, deka, декаSerbo-Croatian
- koboSouthern Sotho
- täcke, filt, lagerSwedish
- sarmak, örtü, kaplamak, örtmek, kapsamak, battaniyeTurkish
- chăn, cái mềnVietnamese
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