Definitions for blanketˈblæŋ kɪt
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
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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