Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large piece of woven material used as a covering for warmth, especially on a bed.
  • noun A layer that covers or encloses.
  • adjective Applying to or covering all conditions or instances.
  • adjective Applying to or covering all members of a class.
  • transitive verb To cover with or as if with a blanket.
  • transitive verb To cover so as to inhibit, suppress, or extinguish.
  • transitive verb To apply to generally and uniformly without exception.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun . A coarse woolen fabric, white or undyed, used for clothing.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In cloth-printing, the cover of the printing-table.
  • noun Same as blanquette, 4.
  • noun In paper-making, an endless felt upon which the pulp is laid.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun (Print.) A piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in the tympan to make it soft and elastic.
  • noun A streak or layer of blubber in whales.
  • noun a newspaper of folio size.
  • noun anything which damps, chills, dispirits, or discour�ges.
  • transitive verb To cover with a blanket.
  • transitive verb To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
  • transitive verb To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.
  • transitive verb See Belted cattle, under Belted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cloth, usually large, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.
  • noun A layer of anything.
  • noun A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed.
  • adjective In general; covering or encompassing everything.
  • verb transitive To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.
  • verb transitive To traverse or complete thoroughly.
  • verb To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
  • verb To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb form a blanket-like cover (over)
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
  • adjective broad in scope or content
  • verb cover as if with a blanket
  • noun a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor
  • noun anything that covers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, an unbleached soft cloth, from blanc, white, of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French blanchet, diminutive of blanc ("white").

Examples

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