Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

quilt

play
noun \ˈkwilt\

Simple Definition of quilt

  • : a bed cover with stitched designs that is made of two layers of cloth filled with wool, cotton, or soft feathers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quilt

  1. 1 a :  a bed coverlet of two layers of cloth filled with padding (as down or batting) held in place by ties or stitched designs b :  patchwork quilt 1

  2. 2 :  something that is quilted or resembles a quilt <a quilt of houses and parks>

Origin and Etymology of quilt

Middle English quilte mattress, quilt, from Anglo-French coilte, from Latin culcita mattress


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Handicraft Terms


2

quilt

verb

Definition of quilt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to fill, pad, or line like a quilt b (1) :  to stitch, sew, or cover with lines or patterns like those used in quilts (2) :  to stitch (designs) through layers of cloth c :  to fasten between two pieces of material

  3. 2 :  to stitch or sew in layers with padding in between

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make quilts

  6. 2 :  to do quilted work

quilter

noun


1555

First Known Use of quilt

1555

Other Handicraft Terms

Rhymes with quilt


QUILT Defined for Kids

1

quilt

play
noun \ˈkwilt\

Definition of quilt for Students

  1. :  a bed cover made of two layers of cloth with a filling of wool, cotton, or down held together by patterned stitching




2

quilt

play
verb

Definition of quilt for Students

quilted

quilting

  1. :  to stitch or sew together as in making a quilt




Learn More about quilt


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up quilt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

prophetic or oracular

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy philistine frenetic melancholy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ