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, covernoun

    bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

    "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

  2. blanket, mantlenoun

    anything that covers

    "there was a blanket of snow"

  3. blanketadjective

    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, wideverb

    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. blanketverb

    cover as if with a blanket

    "snow blanketed the fields"

  6. blanketverb

    form a blanket-like cover (over)

Wiktionary

  1. blanketnoun

    A cloth, usually large, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.

    The baby was cold, so his mother put a blanket over him.

  2. blanketnoun

    A layer of anything.

    The city woke under a thick blanket of fog.

  3. blanketnoun

    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. blanketverb

    To cover.

    A fresh layer of snow blanketed the area.

  5. blanketverb

    To traverse or complete thoroughly.

    The salesman blanketed the entire neighborhood.

  6. blanketadjective

    In general; covering or encompassing everything.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blanketadjective

    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. Blanketadjective

    a piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in the tympan to make it soft and elastic

  3. Blanketadjective

    a streak or layer of blubber in whales

  4. Blanketverb

    to cover with a blanket

  5. Blanketverb

    to toss in a blanket by way of punishment

  6. Blanketverb

    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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  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. Alula Pankhurst:

    (They) need to take into account different local realities and avoid blanket bans that can be detrimental to the wellbeing of children and endanger the survival of their families.

  2. Joel Payne:

    You can draw a straight line between Trump being unsteady and erratic and people clinging more to Joe Biden, 'Uncle Joe' is the safety blanket that many Democratic voters will continue to lean on as long as they view Donald Trump as the existential threat.

  3. Kim Myung-jun:

    Once you listen in, you tend to keep listening under the blanket. It gets you addicted, aM radio stations like Far East Broadcasting Company have pretty good signals and can be listened to clearly in much of North Korea.

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    That's just not good enough, michael Bloomberg needs to do a blanket release so that all women who have been muzzled by non-disclosure agreements can step up and tell their side of the story in terms of what Michael Bloomberg has done.

  5. President Obama:

    I don't want to make a definitive, blanket kind of statement.

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