What does quilt mean?

Definitions for quilt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quilt, comforter, comfort, puff(verb)

    bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

  2. quilt(verb)

    stitch or sew together

    "quilt the skirt"

  3. quilt(verb)

    create by stitching together


  1. quilt(Noun)

    A bed covering consisting of two layers of fabric stitched together, with insulation between, often having a decorative design.

    My grandmother is going to sew a quilt.

  2. quilt(Verb)

    To construct a quilt.

  3. quilt(Verb)

    To construct something, such as clothing, using the same technique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quilt(noun)

    anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them together; also, any outer bed cover

    Etymology: [OE. quilte, OF. cuilte, L. culcita bed, cushion, mattress. Cf. 2d Counterpoint, Cushion.]

  2. Quilt(verb)

    to stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order to confine in place the several layers of cloth and wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made; as, to quilt a coat

    Etymology: [OE. quilte, OF. cuilte, L. culcita bed, cushion, mattress. Cf. 2d Counterpoint, Cushion.]

  3. Quilt(verb)

    to wad, as a garment, with warm soft material

    Etymology: [OE. quilte, OF. cuilte, L. culcita bed, cushion, mattress. Cf. 2d Counterpoint, Cushion.]

  4. Quilt(verb)

    to stitch or sew in lines or patterns

    Etymology: [OE. quilte, OF. cuilte, L. culcita bed, cushion, mattress. Cf. 2d Counterpoint, Cushion.]


  1. Quilt

    A quilt is a type of blanket, traditionally composed of 3 layers of fiber: a woven cloth top, a layer of batting or wadding and a woven back, combined using the technique of quilting. A quilt is distinguishable from other types of blankets because it is pieced together with several pieces of cloth. “Quilting” refers to the technique of joining at least two fabric layers by stitches or ties. In most cases, two fabric layers surround a middle layer of batting which is a lighter, insulating layer. Batting is often referred to as “wadding” in Britain. Some modern quilts are made with an upper fabric layer, quilted to a layer of microfleece, perhaps without a fabric backing. The most decorative fabric surface is called the “top”, and is the design focus. A single piece of fabric may be used as the top, or the top may be “pieced” from smaller fabric pieces. Sewing together smaller pieces of fabric into a larger patchwork "block" of fabric creates the basic unit. The “patchwork” of the top is typically made of a series of blocks, which are made sequentially and then assembled. The blocks may be separated by plain fabric strips, called “sashing”. The central design space may be small or dominate the top of the quilt. Many tops have decorative "borders", of plainer design, surrounding the central panel of the top and enlarging the quilt. The "binding" is the final edge of fabric that covers the entire edge, and seals the batting. Most modern quilts are made of 100% cotton fabric in a light weight. Early quilts were often made of "calico," which is a cotton fabric in a small, repeating print. “Muslin” is a similar fabric, of lower quality on average. Silk and lightweight wool are also used, but less commonly than in the past.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quilt

    kwilt, n. a bed-cover of two cloths sewed together with something soft between them: a thick coverlet.—v.t. to make into a quilt: to stitch together with something soft between, to stitch in: to sew like a quilt.—adj. Quilt′ed, stitched together as a quilt: (Spens.) padded.—ns. Quilt′er, a person or machine for making quilting; Quilt′ing, the act of making a quilt: that which is quilted: a cotton or linen cloth, like diaper, with raised pattern, for vests, &c.: a kind of coating formed of sinnet, strands of rope, &c., outside any vessel containing water: a thrashing with a rope's end; Quilt′ing-bee, in New England, a gathering of women to help one in quilting a counterpane, followed by a supper to which men are admitted; Quilt′ing-cott′on, cotton-wadding; Quilt′ing-frame, an adjustable frame for holding a fabric for quilting. [O. Fr. cuilte (Fr. couette)—L. culcita, a cushion.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quilt in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quilt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of quilt in a Sentence

  1. Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza:

    The danger is that thick blankets, quilt or pillows can obstruct the baby’s airway, which would keep them from being able to breathe.

  2. Des Bray:

    Clearly somebody has gone to the effort of making that quilt for somebody that they care about and love, it's extremely distinctive and it's impossible to believe that somebody doesn't know who had that quilt.

  3. David Greenberg:

    Training is still a patchwork quilt.

  4. Jesse Louis Jackson:

    America is not like a blanket-one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt-many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.

  5. Iowan Clara Oleson:

    This is a supporter quilt. It's kind of a way to say to Hillary, 'We've got your back,'.

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