Definition of Blanket

1. Noun. Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed. "He pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

Exact synonyms: Cover
Specialized synonyms: Afghan, Electric Blanket, Mackinaw, Mackinaw Blanket, Manta, Security Blanket
Generic synonyms: Bed Clothing, Bedclothes, Bedding
Derivative terms: Coverlet



2. Verb. Cover as if with a blanket. "The wind storms blanket the area with dust and dirt"; "Snow blanketed the fields"
Generic synonyms: Cover

3. Adjective. Broad in scope or content. "Granted him wide powers"

4. Noun. Anything that covers. "There was a blanket of snow"
Exact synonyms: Mantle
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering
Derivative terms: Mantle, Mantle

5. Verb. Form a blanket-like cover (over). "Dust and dirt blanket the area"
Generic synonyms: Cover, Spread Over

6. Noun. A layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor.
Group relationships: Breeder Reactor
Generic synonyms: Bed, Layer

Definition of Blanket

1. 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.

2. v. t. To cover with a blanket.

Definition of Blanket

1. Noun. A cloth, usually large, used for warmth while sleeping or resting. ¹

2. Noun. A layer of anything. ¹

3. Noun. A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed. ¹

4. Adjective. In general; covering or encompassing everything. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, a blanket. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To traverse or complete thoroughly. ¹

7. Verb. To toss in a blanket by way of punishment. ¹

8. Verb. To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blanket

1. to cover uniformly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Blanket

1. A region surrounding a fusion reactor core within which the fusion neutrons (if any) are slowed down, heat is transferred to a primary coolant, and tritium is bred from lithium (if tritium is used as fuel). In hybrid applications, fertile materials (u-238 or Th-232) are located in the blanket for conversion into fissile fuels. (17 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Blanket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"It was in vain that I cried out in defense of myself; the blanket was brought, and four of the strongest men imaginable were chosen for the performance. ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"blanket. Shakespeare has been censured by moderns, and justly, according to our present notions, lor the introduction of the low word blanket, ..."

3. Traditions of Edinburgh by Robert Chambers (1847)
"The Bine blanket—Mobs of the Seventeenth Century—Bowed Joseph. ... The Blue blanket, I may mention, has become a sort of myth in Edinburgh, ..."

4. Supplemental Digest of Decisions Under the Interstate Commerce Act by Herbert Confield Lust (1915)
"Reasonableness of the blanket Adjustment Con- considered. Transportation condition» in the producing areas east and west of the Mississippi River were ..."

5. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1852)
"The tern to the different cases, he per- blanket could be seen to have ceived that one part of the boa moved several feet down his body. ..."

6. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"It was in vain that I cried out in defense of myself; the blanket was brought, and four of the strongest men imaginable were chosen for the performance. ..."

7. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"blanket. Shakespeare has been censured by moderns, and justly, according to our present notions, lor the introduction of the low word blanket, ..."

8. Traditions of Edinburgh by Robert Chambers (1847)
"The Bine blanket—Mobs of the Seventeenth Century—Bowed Joseph. ... The Blue blanket, I may mention, has become a sort of myth in Edinburgh, ..."

9. Supplemental Digest of Decisions Under the Interstate Commerce Act by Herbert Confield Lust (1915)
"Reasonableness of the blanket Adjustment Con- considered. Transportation condition» in the producing areas east and west of the Mississippi River were ..."

10. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1852)
"The tern to the different cases, he per- blanket could be seen to have ceived that one part of the boa moved several feet down his body. ..."

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