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 ?
I seized a large man of war, tied a cable to the prow, and, lifting up the anchors, I stripped myself, put my clothes (together with my coverlet, which I carried under my arm) into the vessel, and, drawing it after me, between wading and swimming arrived at the royal port of Blefuscu, where the people had long expected me: they lent me two guides to direct me to the capital city, which is of the same name.
The wet nurse supported the coverlet with her while the priest with a goose feather anointed the boy's little red and wrinkled soles and palms.
The bedstead was of gold and set with many brilliant diamonds, and the coverlet had designs of pearls and rubies sewed upon it.
As Oliver gave this first proof of the free and proper action of his lungs, the patchwork coverlet which was carelessly flung over the iron bedstead, rustled; the pale face of a young woman was raised feebly from the pillow; and a faint voice imperfectly articulated the words, 'Let me see the child, and die.
He hastily seized the coverlet of his bed, and wrapped it round him.
Cloth of gold for coverlet there was none, but an old piano scarf of yellow Japanese crepe was an excellent substitute.
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:
Later one will be unable to sleep for fear of the strange dreams which come to visit one; or, if one falls asleep, one will soon wake again, and, afraid to stir, lie quaking under the coverlet until dawn.
Having eaten and drunk to Mr Swiveller's extreme contentment, given him his drink, and put everything in neat order, she wrapped herself in an old coverlet and lay down upon the rug before the fire.
Each time I woke I missed my coverlet, and had to reach down to the floor and get it again.
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.
They bend over him to see that he sleeps peacefully, and replace his sweet arm beneath the coverlet, and they open the drawers to count how many little vests he has.