from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A blanket carried by a child to reduce anxiety.
- n. Informal Something that dispels anxiety.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blanket that one uses to have a secure feeling or reduced anxiety, usually in the early years of life: Linus van Pelt had a famous security blanket.
- n. Any object one uses to have a sense of security or reduced anxiety.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a blanket (or toy) that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety
- n. anything that an adult person uses to reduce anxiety
June’s paraphernalia cluttered the floor: a beanbag bed, some knots of chewed rawhide, a disgusting tennis ball, water and food bowls on a hound-dog placemat, a security blanket that at one time must have been a gray sweatshirt.
This gives us the security blanket of prebought time at fixed rates and is generally less than 50% of our total network buys, though this shifts year to year.
You told this court, under oath, that you came home to get a security blanket for your daughter … and you found Elise Matthews drunk, lying amidst vomit and broken glass and dog feces.
John's was in no better shape and the one Howard used for a security blanket was dead as the proverbial doornail.