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quilt

 (kwĭlt)
n.
1. A coverlet or blanket made of two layers of fabric with a layer of cotton, wool, feathers, or down in between, all stitched firmly together, usually in a decorative design.
2. A thick protective cover similar to or suggestive of a quilt.
v. quilt·ed, quilt·ing, quilts
v.tr.
1. To make into a quilt by stitching (layers of fabric) together.
2. To construct like a quilt: quilt a skirt.
3. To pad and stitch ornamentally.
v.intr.
1. To make a quilt.
2. To do quilted work.

[Middle English quilte, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin culcita, mattress.]

quilt′er n.

quilt

(kwɪlt)
n
1. a thick warm cover for a bed, consisting of a soft filling sewn between two layers of material, usually with crisscross seams
2. a bedspread or counterpane
3. anything quilted or resembling a quilt
vb (tr)
4. (Knitting & Sewing) to stitch together (two pieces of fabric) with (a thick padding or lining) between them: to quilt cotton and wool.
5. (Knitting & Sewing) to create (a garment, covering, etc) in this way
6. (Knitting & Sewing) to pad with material
7. informal Austral to strike; clout
[C13: from Old French coilte mattress, from Latin culcita stuffed item of bedding]
ˈquilter n

quilt

(kwɪlt)

n.
1. a coverlet for a bed, made of two layers of fabric with some soft substance between them and stitched in patterns through all thicknesses to prevent the filling from shifting.
2. anything quilted or resembling a quilt.
v.t.
3. to stitch together (two pieces of cloth and a soft interlining), usu. in an ornamental pattern.
4. to sew or stitch with patterns like those of quilts.
5. to pad or line with material.
v.i.
6. to make quilts or quilted work.
[1250–1300; Middle English quilte < Old French cuilte < Latin culcita mattress, cushion]
quilt′er, n.

quilt


Past participle: quilted
Gerund: quilting

Imperative
quilt
quilt
Present
I quilt
you quilt
he/she/it quilts
we quilt
you quilt
they quilt
Preterite
I quilted
you quilted
he/she/it quilted
we quilted
you quilted
they quilted
Present Continuous
I am quilting
you are quilting
he/she/it is quilting
we are quilting
you are quilting
they are quilting
Present Perfect
I have quilted
you have quilted
he/she/it has quilted
we have quilted
you have quilted
they have quilted
Past Continuous
I was quilting
you were quilting
he/she/it was quilting
we were quilting
you were quilting
they were quilting
Past Perfect
I had quilted
you had quilted
he/she/it had quilted
we had quilted
you had quilted
they had quilted
Future
I will quilt
you will quilt
he/she/it will quilt
we will quilt
you will quilt
they will quilt
Future Perfect
I will have quilted
you will have quilted
he/she/it will have quilted
we will have quilted
you will have quilted
they will have quilted
Future Continuous
I will be quilting
you will be quilting
he/she/it will be quilting
we will be quilting
you will be quilting
they will be quilting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quilting
you have been quilting
he/she/it has been quilting
we have been quilting
you have been quilting
they have been quilting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quilting
you will have been quilting
he/she/it will have been quilting
we will have been quilting
you will have been quilting
they will have been quilting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quilting
you had been quilting
he/she/it had been quilting
we had been quilting
you had been quilting
they had been quilting
Conditional
I would quilt
you would quilt
he/she/it would quilt
we would quilt
you would quilt
they would quilt
Past Conditional
I would have quilted
you would have quilted
he/she/it would have quilted
we would have quilted
you would have quilted
they would have quilted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quilt - bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched togetherquilt - bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding - coverings that are used on a bed
continental quilt, duvet, eiderdown - a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
patchwork quilt, patchwork - a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
Verb1.quilt - stitch or sew together; "quilt the skirt"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
2.quilt - create by stitching together
tailor-make, sew, tailor - create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"

quilt

noun bedspread, duvet, comforter (U.S.), downie (informal), coverlet, eiderdown, counterpane, doona (Austral.), continental quilt an old patchwork quilt
Translations
لِحافلـِحَاف
dekaprošívaná přikrývka
vattæppe
sängynpeittotäkkitopata
poplun
vatteraî rúmteppi
キルト
누비이불
daigstyta antklodėdaigstytas
dūnu segapēlisvatēta sega
odeja
poplun
täcke
ผ้าบุคลุมเตียง
chăn chần bông

quilt

[kwɪlt]
A. Nedredón m (Brit) (also continental quilt) → edredón m (nórdico)
B. VTacolchar

quilt

[ˈkwɪlt] n
(= decorative cover) → édredon m
(= duvet) (also continental quilt) → couette f

quilt

n (= continental quilt)Steppdecke f; (unstitched) → Federbett nt; (= bedspread)Bettdecke f
vtabsteppen; (with padding) → wattieren; quilted jacketSteppjacke f

quilt

[kwɪlt]
1. n (traditional) → trapunta; (continental quilt) → piumino
2. vttrapuntare

quilt

(kwilt) noun
a bedcover filled with down, feathers etc.
ˈquilted adjective
made of two layers of material (often decoratively) stitched together with padding between them. a quilted jacket.

quilt

لـِحَاف deka vattæppe Steppdecke πάπλωμα edredón sängynpeitto édredon poplun trapunta キルト 누비이불 sprei vattert sengeteppe kołdra acolchoado, edredão стеганое одеяло täcke ผ้าบุคลุมเตียง yorgan chăn chần bông 棉被
References in classic literature ?
Then she put twenty mattresses on top of the pea, and twenty eider-down quilts on the top of the mattresses.
Now they perceived that she was a true Princess, because she had felt the pea through the twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down quilts.
He said his mother used to make quilts like that, and by Jove, he wanted one to remind him of her.
The table, chairs, and benches were thrown down, the washing-bowl lay broken to pieces, and the quilts and pillows were pulled off the bed.
He lay just under the icons; his large thick hands outside the quilt.
At first I couldn't think what to make her of, but finally in searching through a chest I came across an old patchwork quilt, which my grandmother once made when she was young.
She took from the oven a coffee-cake which she wanted to keep warm for supper, and wrapped it in a quilt stuffed with feathers.
The counterpane was of patchwork, full of odd little parti-colored squares and triangles; and this arm of his tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure, no two parts of which were of one precise shade --owing I suppose to his keeping his arm at sea unmethodically in sun and shade, his shirt sleeves irregularly rolled up at various times --this same arm of his, I say, looked for all the world like a strip of that same patchwork quilt.
In a little dirty room with the painted panels of its walls filthy with spittle, and conversation audible through the thin partition from the next room, in a stifling atmosphere saturated with impurities, on a bedstead moved away from the wall, there lay covered with a quilt, a body.
The girl had been so careful as to put the quilt of her baby's bed into it, for me to lie down on.
I wonder if I might ask her for her name for my quilt square?
It is most likely somewhere under your quilt at this moment.