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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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However, when he was leaving her cabin a little later with the empty dishes he whispered very low, "Leave on your clothes an' roll up your blankets. Ay come back after you purty soon."
She, at least, was warm, for under her and over her were thick blankets. The top one I had drawn over her face to shelter it from the night, so I could see nothing but the vague shape of her, and her light-brown hair, escaped from the covering and jewelled with moisture from the air.
She smiled to herself as she spread the blankets, with the tarpaulin underneath, for a table, having first removed all twigs from the sand.
The shoes displayed the mud or dust of marches and bits of rounded trousers, protruding from the blankets, showed rents and tears from hurried pitchings through the dense brambles.
When ready for his blankets, the man crossed to the little table and extinguished the light.
Gathering in Green River valley Visitings and feastings of leaders Rough wassailing among the trappers Wild blades of the mountains Indian belles Potency of bright beads and red blankets Arrival of supplies Revelry and extravagance Mad wolves The lost Indian
We snatched on a few odds and ends of clothing, cocooned ourselves in the proper red blankets, and plunged along the halls and out into the whistling wind bareheaded.
He drank and drank, and tumbled down on his blankets by and by; but luck didn't run my way.
He approached the further end of the cavern, to an outlet, which, like the others, was concealed by blankets; and removing the thick screen, breathed the fresh and reviving air from the cataract.
Take her right up, Alec; I've got the hot water ready, and after a nice bath, she shall have a cup of my sage tea, and be rolled up in blankets to sleep off her cold," answered the old lady, cheerily, as she bustled away to give orders.
He ripped the remnant of one of his blankets into strips and bound his bleeding feet.
Do not the Delawares fight, and exchange their lands for powder, and blankets, and merchandise?”