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blanket

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noun blan·ket \ˈblaŋ-kət\

Definition of blanket

  1. 1a :  a large usually oblong piece of woven fabric used as a bed coveringb :  a similar piece of fabric used as a body covering (as for an animal) a horse blanket

  2. 2 :  something that resembles a blanket a blanket of fog a blanket of gloom

  3. 3 :  a rubber or plastic sheet on the cylinder in an offset press that transfers the image to the surface being printed

blanketlike

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Examples of blanket in a Sentence

  1. It's going to get cold tonight so you may need extra blankets.

  2. a blanket of fog concealed the view of the harbor

Origin and Etymology of blanket

Middle English, white woolen cloth, bed covering, from Anglo-French blankete, from blanc white — more at blank


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blanket

verb blan·ket

Definition of blanket

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with or as if with a blanket new grass blankets the slope

  3. 2a :  to cover so as to obscure, interrupt, suppress, or extinguish blanket a fire with foamb :  to interrupt the smooth flow of wind to (something, such as a downwind ship)c :  to apply or cause to apply to uniformly despite wide separation or diversity among the elements included freight rates that blanket a regiond :  to cause to be included automatically blanketed into the program towns blanketed into the district

Examples of blanket in a Sentence

  1. Ice was blanketing the bay.

  2. The fields were blanketed with flowers.

First Known Use of blanket

1605


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blanket

adjective blan·ket

Definition of blanket

  1. 1 :  effective or applicable in all instances

  2. 2 :  covering all members of a group or class a blanket wage increase

Examples of blanket in a Sentence

  1. a blanket amnesty for all illegal aliens

  2. a blanket ban on use of the chemical

First Known Use of blanket

1886



BLANKET Defined for English Language Learners

blanket

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noun

Definition of blanket for English Language Learners

  • : a covering made of cloth that is used especially on a bed to keep you warm

  • : a mass of something that covers an area

  • : a general mood

blanket

verb

Definition of blanket for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (something)

blanket

adjective

Definition of blanket for English Language Learners

  • : affecting or applying to everyone or everything


BLANKET Defined for Kids

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blanket

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noun blan·ket \ˈblaŋ-kət\

Definition of blanket for Students

  1. 1 :  a heavy woven covering used especially for beds

  2. 2 :  a covering layer a blanket of snow


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blanket

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verb blan·ket

Definition of blanket for Students

blanketed

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blanketing

  1. :  to cover with or as if with a blanket Snow blanketed the ground.


Law Dictionary

blanket

adjective blan·ket

Legal Definition of blanket

  1. 1 :  covering or affecting all members of a group or class blanket health coverage

  2. 2 :  covering or affecting all situations a blanket release of liability



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