Definition of Quilt

1. Noun. Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together.

Exact synonyms: Comfort, Comforter, Puff
Generic synonyms: Bed Clothing, Bedclothes, Bedding
Specialized synonyms: Continental Quilt, Duvet, Eiderdown, Patchwork, Patchwork Quilt
Derivative terms: Comfort, Comfort



2. Verb. Stitch or sew together. "Quilt the skirt"
Generic synonyms: Conjoin, Join
Entails: Run Up, Sew, Sew Together, Stitch
Derivative terms: Quilting

3. Verb. Create by stitching together. "They quilt the cape "
Entails: Bolster, Pad
Generic synonyms: Sew, Tailor, Tailor-make
Derivative terms: Quilting

Definition of Quilt

1. n. Anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them together; also, any outer bed cover.

2. v. t. To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order to confine in place the several layers of cloth and wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made; as, to quilt a coat.

Definition of Quilt

1. Noun. A bed covering consisting of two layers of fabric stitched together, with insulation between, often having a decorative design. ¹

2. Verb. To construct a quilt. ¹

3. Verb. To construct something, such as clothing, using the same technique. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quilt

1. to stitch together with padding in between [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quilt

quillman
quillmen
quillon
quillons
quillow
quillows
quills
quillwork
quillworks
quillwort
quillwort family
quillworts
quilly
quilombo
quilombos
quilt (current term)
quilt show
quilted
quilted bedspread
quilted suture
quilter
quilters
quilting
quilting bee
quiltings
quiltlike
quiltmaker
quiltmakers
quiltmaking
quilts

Literary usage of Quilt

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

1. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1896)
"PIECING THE PREACHER'S quilt. ... Piney Grove meetin'-house, down the road here, t'other Saddy to make a quilt for the parson. "We 'uns can't let the po' ..."

2. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"So grandly was its plan designed, So cunningly 'twas built, The whole proclaimed a master mind — My Aunt Jemima's quilt. Each friendly household far and ..."

3. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"So grandly was its plan designed, So cunningly 'twas built, The whole proclaimed a master mind — My Aunt Jemima's quilt. Each friendly household far and ..."

4. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"So grandly was its plan designed, So cunningly 'twas built, The whole proclaimed a master mind— My Aunt Jemima's quilt. Each friendly household far and wide ..."

5. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"MF contre- poinct, the back-stitch or quilling-stitch, also a quilt ; Cot. ß. ... L. culcita puncta, a counterpane, a stitched quilt (see Ducange). ..."

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