1. bedding that keeps a person warm in bed;
- Example: "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
[syn: blanket, cover]
2. anything that covers;
- Example: "there was a blanket of snow"
[syn: blanket, mantle]
3. a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor;
1. cover as if with a blanket;
- Example: "snow blanketed the fields"
2. form a blanket-like cover (over);
1. broad in scope or content;
- Example: "across-the-board pay increases"
- Example: "an all-embracing definition"
- Example: "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"
- Example: "an invention with broad applications"
- Example: "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
- Example: "granted him wide powers"
[syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blanket \Blan"ket\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blanketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Blanketing.] 1. To cover with a blanket. [1913 Webster] I'll . . . blanket my loins. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To toss in a blanket by way of punishment. [1913 Webster] We'll have our men blanket 'em i' the hall. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 3. To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her. [1913 Webster] Blanket cattle. See Belted cattle, under Belted. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blanket \Blan"ket\, n. [F. blanchet, OF. also blanket, a woolen waistcoat or shirt, the blanket of a printing press; prop. white woolen stuff, dim. of blanc white; blanquette a kind of white pear, fr. blanc white. See Blank, a.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) A piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in the tympan to make it soft and elastic. [1913 Webster] 3. A streak or layer of blubber in whales. [1913 Webster] Note: The use of blankets formerly as curtains in theaters explains the following figure of Shakespeare. --Nares. [1913 Webster] Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark To cry, "Hold, hold!" --Shak. [1913 Webster] Blanket sheet, a newspaper of folio size. A wet blanket, anything which damps, chills, dispirits, or discour?ges. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Blanket, TX (town, FIPS 8596) Location: 31.82427 N, 98.78993 W Population (1990): 381 (177 housing units) Area: 1.5 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 76432Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
142 Moby Thesaurus words for "blanket": across-the-board, afghan, all-comprehensive, all-inclusive, apply to, becloud, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedsheet, bedspread, befog, blind, block, buffalo robe, camouflage, canopy, cap, case, casual, cloak, clothe, clothes, cloud, coat, comfort, comforter, compendious, complete, comprehensive, conceal, contour sheet, cope, counterpane, cover, cover up, coverage, covering, coverlet, coverlid, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, crown, curtain, disguise, dissemble, distract attention from, drape, drapery, eclipse, eiderdown, encyclopedic, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, film, fitted sheet, general, global, gloss over, guise, hanging, hide, hood, housing, imprudent, indiscreet, indiscriminate, indiscriminative, insensitive, keep under cover, lap robe, lay on, lay over, linen, mantle, mask, muffle, nonjudgmental, obduce, obfuscate, obscure, occult, omnibus, over-all, overcast, overlay, overspread, pall, panoramic, patchwork quilt, pillow slip, pillowcase, promiscuous, put on, quilt, robe, rug, screen, scum, shade, sheet, sheeting, shelter, shield, shroud, slip, slur over, spread, spread over, superimpose, superpose, sweeping, synoptic, tactless, total, uncritical, uncriticizing, undemanding, undifferentiating, undiscreet, undiscriminating, undiscriminative, unexacting, unfastidious, universal, unmeticulous, unparticular, unselective, unsubtle, untactful, varnish, veil, vestment, whitewash, whole, wholesale, without exception, without omission