from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large piece of woven material used as a covering for warmth, especially on a bed.
- n. A layer that covers or encloses: a thick blanket of snow.
- adj. Applying to or covering all conditions or instances: a blanket insurance policy.
- adj. Applying to or covering all members of a class: blanket sanctions against human-rights violators.
- transitive v. To cover with or as if with a blanket: leaves that blanket the ground.
- transitive v. To cover so as to inhibit, suppress, or extinguish: blanketed the grease fire with sand.
- transitive v. To apply to generally and uniformly without exception: high telephone service charges that blanketed our region.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cloth, usually large, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.
- n. A layer of anything.
- n. A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed.
- adj. In general; covering or encompassing everything.
- v. To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.
- v. To traverse or complete thoroughly.
- v. To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
- v. To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually of wool, and having a nap, used in bed clothing; also, a similar fabric used as a robe; or any fabric used as a cover for a horse.
- n. A piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in the tympan to make it soft and elastic.
- n. A streak or layer of blubber in whales.
- transitive v. To cover with a blanket.
- transitive v. To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
- transitive v. To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover with a blanket or as with a blanket: as, to blanket a horse.
- To toss in a blanket by way of punishment or practical joke.
- To take the wind out of the sails of, as the sails of one vessel when it is passing close to windward of another.
- That covers, or is intended (like a blanket) to cover, many different but more or less closely related things, conditions, contingencies, requirements, or the like; as a blanket-mortgage; a blanket-clause in a deed or resolution.
- n. . A coarse woolen fabric, white or undyed, used for clothing.
- n. A large oblong piece of soft, loosely woven woolen cloth, used for the sake of its warmth as a bed-covering, or (usually made of coarser material and closer texture) as a covering for a horse when standing or exposed to cold, and sometimes worn as a garment, especially among rude or uncivilized people.
- n. In printing, a sheet of woolen cloth, white baize, or rubber, laid between the outer and inner tympans of a hand-press, or on a machine-cylinder, to moderate and equalize the pressure on the type.
- n. In cloth-printing, the cover of the printing-table.
- n. Same as blanquette, 4.
- n. In paper-making, an endless felt upon which the pulp is laid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form a blanket-like cover (over)
- n. bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
- adj. broad in scope or content
- v. cover as if with a blanket
- n. a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor
- n. anything that covers
But for me a flannel nightgown and a blanket is a less expensive way of taking care of that problem here.
BLITZER: Are you, as the Washington Post reported, ready to give what they call blanket amnesty to anyone who authorized these wiretaps?
Flora covered him with her pocket handkerchief, which she called a blanket, and tried to wait patiently for him to finish his nap.
While Blagojevich supported Ryan's moratorium on executions, he called the blanket commutations a "big mistake."
I don't think that we should give long-term blanket protection — no way — I do feel that there are elements of our industry, and I think we've defined some of them in our report to the Congress, to the OTA, that do not need any protection.
These are often called blanket veins in the West, but they belong rather to the category of contact deposits as I have heretofore defined them.
When they had set it down in full view of all and near the tribunal one of them shook out and folded four-thick a thin Spanish blanket of harsh wiry wool and spread the square of it by the brazier, squatting on it to tend the coals with a long - handled five pronged altar-hook.
These Latino conservatives condemn the most extreme of anti-immigrant views, though neither do they favor what critics call a blanket "amnesty" for illegal immigrants.
California tried a version of this in the late 1990s under somewhat different rules known as the blanket primary.
And Bruce Lindsey, the White House point man in the negotiations, told NEWSWEEK that the administration is "troubled by the idea of blanket immunity" against civil liability.