What does blanket mean?

Definitions for blanket
ˈblæŋ kɪtblan·ket

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,]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. blanket

    The coat of fat or blubber under the skin of a whale.

Editors Contribution

  1. blanket

    A type of product created and manufactured in various colors, materials,sizes and styles.

    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 sofa etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 27, 2015  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of blanket in a Sentence

  1. Zhu Yanhui:

    I held out the blanket along with others all the while keeping my eyes on the child, i looked at the blanket wondering whether we could catch him safely. My only thought was to keep him safe.

  2. Mike Ryan:

    Blanket travel measures in their own right will do nothing to protect an individual state.

  3. York Cornwell added by email:

    But I think this goes beyond training, because we’re looking at such a huge range of conditions, some of the most common forms of helping that we see are simple things like providing a blanket or water, putting pressure on a wound, stabilizing a patient, or helping with medications like aspirin.

  4. Chris Christie:

    When she got off that ferry, she was walking down the street and she was wrapped in a blanket and soaking wet -- anybody who had been in lower Manhattan, they were hosed off by firehoses. They were covered with dust, that's' the first sight of my wife after having left her that morning. I just grabbed her, hugged her, got her in the car and got her home.

  5. Kim Ji-ha:

    Chimaek with friends on the Han River in the summer makes even the heat bearable, i like bicycling to the Han River, and spreading out a blanket on the grass, and getting chicken delivered in only the way you can get it delivered here in Korea -- directly to the park.

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