coverlet


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cov·er·let

 (kŭv′ər-lĭt) also cov·er·lid (-lĭd)
n.
A bedspread.

[Middle English coverlite, from Anglo-Norman coverelyth : Old French covrir, to cover; see cover + Old French lit, bed (from Latin lēctus; see legh- in Indo-European roots).]

coverlet

(ˈkʌvəlɪt)
n
(Textiles) another word for bedspread

cov•er•let

(ˈkʌv ər lɪt)

n.
a bed quilt that does not cover the pillow; bedspread. Also, cov•er•lid (ˈkʌv ər lɪd)
[1250–1300; Middle English coverlite < Anglo-French cuver-lit= Old French covrir to cover + lit bed (< Latin lectus)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coverlet - a decorative bedspread (usually quilted)coverlet - a decorative bedspread (usually quilted)
bed cover, bed covering, bedcover, bedspread, counterpane, spread - decorative cover for a bed
Translations
غِطاء سَرير
přehoz
sengetæppe
rúmteppi
pārklājs

coverlet

[ˈkʌvəlɪt] Nsobrecama m, colcha f, cobertor m

coverlet

[ˈkʌvərlɪt] n (= bedspread) → couvre-lit mcover letter n (US)lettre f d'accompagnementcover note n (British)attestation f provisoire d'assurancecover price n [newspaper, magazine] → prix m de vente (au numéro)

coverlet

nTagesdecke f

coverlet

[ˈkʌvəlɪt] ncopriletto

coverlet

(ˈkavəlit) noun
a top cover for a bed.
References in classic literature ?
The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a coverlet here, settling a pillow there, and pausing to look long and tenderly at each unconscious face, to kiss each with lips that mutely blessed, and to pray the fervent prayers which only mothers utter.
In his devouring mind's eye, he pictured to himself every roasting-pig running about with a pudding in his belly, and an apple in his mouth; the pigeons were snugly put to bed in a comfortable pie, and tucked in with a coverlet of crust; the geese were swimming in their own gravy; and the ducks pairing cosily in dishes, like snug married couples, with a decent competency of onion sauce.
Presently his fingers began to pick busily at the coverlet, and by that sign I knew that his end was at hand with the first suggestion of the death-rattle in his throat he started up slightly, and seemed to listen: then he said:
Each time I woke I missed my coverlet, and had to reach down to the floor and get it again.
The dream was past; the old man's sleep was deep and peaceful; his lips were still; his quiet hand was laid over the coverlet in motionless repose.
All things, however, were in their places; all was quiet; and he lay asleep, his white hair picturesque on the untroubled pillow, and his hands lying quiet on the coverlet.
My sobs kept waking me, for a long time; and when one very strong sob quite hoisted me up in bed, I found my mother sitting on the coverlet, and leaning over me.
Joe patted the coverlet on my shoulder with his great good hand, and said, in what I thought a husky voice, "Good night
A minute passed, and then a tear dropped on the coverlet.
His eye fell on a large, purple satin coverlet heavily embroidered with gold, a splendid piece of late seventeenth-century Venetian work that his grandfather had found in a convent near Bologna.
The prince lay with his face half hidden by the coverlet.
And the fluff flew into the Princess's nose, and into her mouth, and starting up she sneezed and coughed, and the ring fell out of her mouth on to the coverlet.