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blanket
Tlingit blanket made of mountain goat wool with a fringe of cedar bark

blan·ket

 (blăng′kĭt)
n.
1. A large piece of woven material used as a covering for warmth, especially on a bed.
2. A layer that covers or encloses: a thick blanket of snow.
adj.
1. Applying to or covering all conditions or instances: a blanket insurance policy.
2. Applying to or covering all members of a class: blanket sanctions against human-rights violators.
tr.v. blan·ket·ed, blan·ket·ing, blan·kets
1. To cover with or as if with a blanket: leaves that blanket the ground.
2. To cover so as to inhibit, suppress, or extinguish: blanketed the grease fire with sand.
3. To apply to generally and uniformly without exception: high telephone service charges that blanketed our region.

[Middle English, from Old French, an unbleached soft cloth, from blanc, white, of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blanket

(ˈblæŋkɪt)
n
1. a large piece of thick cloth for use as a bed covering, animal covering, etc, enabling a person or animal to retain natural body heat
2. a concealing cover or layer, as of smoke, leaves, or snow
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a rubber or plastic sheet wrapped round a cylinder, used in offset printing to transfer the image from the plate, stone, or forme to the paper
4. (General Physics) physics a layer of a fertile substance placed round the core of a nuclear reactor as a reflector or absorber and often to breed new fissionable fuel
5. (modifier) applying to or covering a wide group or variety of people, conditions, situations, etc: blanket insurance against loss, injury, and theft.
6. born on the wrong side of the blanket informal illegitimate
vb (tr)
7. to cover with or as if with a blanket; overlie
8. to cover a very wide area, as in a publicity campaign; give blanket coverage
9. (usually foll by out) to obscure or suppress: the storm blanketed out the TV picture.
10. (Nautical Terms) nautical to prevent wind from reaching the sails of (another sailing vessel) by passing to windward of it
[C13: from Old French blancquete, from blanc; see blank]

blan•ket

(ˈblæŋ kɪt)
n.
1. a large, rectangular piece of soft fabric, often with bound edges, used esp. for warmth as a bed covering.
2. a similar piece of fabric used as a cover, garment, or the like.
3. any extended covering or layer; mantle: a blanket of snow.
v.t.
4. to cover with or as if with a blanket.
5. to interrupt; obstruct (usu. fol. by out): a storm that blanketed out TV reception.
adj.
6. covering or intended to cover a large group or class of conditions, situations, etc.: a blanket proposal.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French]
blan′ket•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blanket - bedding that keeps a person warm in bedblanket - bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
afghan - a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl
bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding - coverings that are used on a bed
electric blanket - a blanket containing and electric heating element that can be controlled to the desired temperature by a rheostat
Mackinaw blanket, mackinaw - a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States
manta - a blanket that is used as a cloak or shawl
security blanket - a blanket (or toy) that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety
2.blanket - anything that coversblanket - anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow"
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
3.blanket - a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor
breeder reactor - a nuclear reactor that produces more fissile material than it burns
layer, bed - single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
Verb1.blanket - cover as if with a blanketblanket - cover as if with a blanket; "snow blanketed the fields"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
2.blanket - form a blanket-like cover (over)blanket - form a blanket-like cover (over)  
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
Adj.1.blanket - 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"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"

blanket

noun
1. cover, rug, coverlet, afghan There was an old blanket in the trunk of my car.
2. covering, cover, bed, sheet, coating, coat, layer, film, carpet, cloak, mantle, thickness The mud disappeared under a blanket of snow.
verb
1. coat, cover, hide, surround, cloud, mask, conceal, obscure, eclipse, cloak More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.

blanket

verb
To extend over the surface of:
Translations
بَطَّانِيَّةتَغْطِيَةٌ، غِطاءحْرامٌ، بَطّانِيَّهطَبَقَةٌ رَقيقَةٌ مِنيُغَطّي، يَكْسو
přikrývkavšestrannýzahalitzávojcelkový
tæppedækkegenerellagskjule
peitepeittoviltti
deka
mindenre kiterjedő
selimut
allsherjarhula, laghyljateppi
毛布
담요
lodix
antklodėapdengtiapklotasapklotibendras
apsegsapsegtbieza miglapārklājspārklāt
pătură
odeja
filtlager
ผ้าห่ม
battaniyegenelkaplamakkapsayanörtmek
chăn

blanket

[ˈblæŋkɪt]
A. Nmanta f, frazada f (LAm), cobija f (LAm) (fig) [of snow] → manto m; [of smoke, fog] → capa f
see also security, wet D1
B. ADJ [statement, agreement] → general; [ban] → global; [coverage] → exhaustivo
this insurance policy gives blanket coveresta póliza de seguro es a todo riesgo
C. VT (fig) → cubrir (in, with de, con) → envolver (by, in, with en)
D. CPD blanket bath N = bed bath blanket stitch Npunto m de festón

blanket

[ˈblæŋkət]
n
(= bedcover) → couverture f
[snow] → épaisse couche f; [fog] → épais manteau m
modif [statement, agreement] → global(e), de portée générale; [coverage] → complet/ète
to give blanket cover [insurance policy] → couvrir tous les risques
blanket term (= general term) → terme m générique
vtrecouvrirblanket ban n (= complete ban) → interdiction f totale

blanket

n (lit, fig)Decke f; a blanket of snow/fogeine Schnee-/Nebeldecke; born on the wrong side of the blanket (hum inf)unehelich (geboren)
adj attr statementpauschal; insurance, coverageumfassend; bangenerell; bombingflächendeckend
vt
(snow, smoke)zudecken; fog blanketed the townNebel hüllte die Stadt ein
(Naut) shipden Wind abhalten von

blanket

:
blanket bath
nWaschen ntim Bett; to give somebody a blanketjdn im Bett waschen
blanket insurance
nKollektivversicherung f
blanket mortgage
nGesamthypothek f
blanket stitch
nLangettenstich m

blanket

[ˈblæŋkɪt] ncoperta (fig) (of snow, fog) → coltre f; (of smoke) → cappa

blanket

(ˈblӕŋkit) noun
1. a warm covering made of wool etc. a blanket on the bed.
2. something which covers like a blanket. a blanket of mist.
adjective
covering all of a group of things. a blanket instruction.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈblanketed
to cover, as if with a blanket. The hills were blanketed in mist.

blanket

بَطَّانِيَّة přikrývka tæppe Decke κουβέρτα cobija, manta peite couverture deka coperta 毛布 담요 deken teppe koc cobertor шерстяное одеяло filt ผ้าห่ม battaniye chăn 毯子

blan·ket

n. manta, frazada, cobija.

blanket

n manta, frazada (Amer), cobija (esp. Mex), friza (PR, SD); electric — manta eléctrica
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Having no top to its head, she tied on a neat little cap, and as both arms and legs were gone, she hid these deficiencies by folding it in a blanket and devoting her best bed to this chronic invalid.
Getting out of bed, she arranged a blanket so that in the darkness it looked like a form lying between the sheets and, kneeling beside the bed, she caressed it, whispering words over and over, like a refrain.
On the bench behind the stove lay a man, covered up with a blanket.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
But avast, he added, tapping his forehead, you haint no objections to sharing a harpooneer's blanket, have ye?
For the whale is indeed wrapt up in his blubber as in a real blanket or counterpane; or, still better, an Indian poncho slipt over his head, and skirting his extremity.
She was covered with a blanket, but he could see her shoulders and one arm lying bare; she was so shrunken he would scarcely have known her--she was all but a skeleton, and as white as a piece of chalk.
When she awoke, she found herself snugly tucked up on the bed, with a blanket over her, and little Ruth rubbing her hands with camphor.
First you wrap a layer or two of blanket around your body, for a sort of cushion and to keep off the cold iron; then you put on your sleeves and shirt of chain mail -- these are made of small steel links woven together, and they form a fabric so flexible that if you toss your shirt onto the floor, it slumps into a pile like a peck of wet fish-net; it is very heavy and is nearly the uncomfortablest material in the world for a night shirt, yet plenty used it for that -- tax collectors, and reformers, and one-horse kings with a defective title, and those sorts of people; then you put on your shoes -- flat-boats roofed over with interleaving bands of steel -- and screw your clumsy spurs into the heels.
And there was another consoling thing: the guide-book said that up there on the summit the guests did not wait to dress much, but seized a red bed blanket and sailed out arrayed like an Indian.
I got rid of the signs of my work, and dropped the blanket and hid my saw, and pretty soon pap come in.
The barrow was got ready and the corpse placed on it, covered with a blanket, and bound to its place with the rope.