quilt

noun
\ ˈkwilt \

Definition of quilt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a bed coverlet of two layers of cloth filled with padding (such as down or batting) held in place by ties or stitched designs
2 : something that is quilted or resembles a quilt a quilt of houses and parks

quilt

verb
quilted; quilting; quilts

Definition of quilt (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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
2 : to stitch or sew in layers with padding in between

intransitive verb

1 : to make quilts
2 : to do quilted work

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Other Words from quilt

Verb

quilter noun

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Powerful statements come in all forms, including quilts. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Message quilts are on display at Portland show (photos)," 3 May 2018 Bike scenic routes ranging from 5 to 70 miles around Shawano County to see barn quilts on Sept. 30. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Beef-A-Rama, Fall Colors Comet Sky Ride and more to do around Wisconsin," 24 Sep. 2017 No guest feels comfortable adjusting the hall thermostat in the middle of the night, so provide an extra quilt or blanket. 4. Opt for a swing-arm lamp. Country Living, "Sarah Richardson's 6 Essentials for Making Guests Feel Welcome," 12 Oct. 2015 Within eyeshot is Leah's daughter's pink bedroom, with butterfly stencils on the wall and a Disney-princess quilt on the bed. Jennifer Wolff Perrine, Redbook, "Inside the Life of a Mom Who Strips," 15 Feb. 2012 Upstairs, Deb made quilts for twin beds in guest bedrooms. Sally A. Downey, Philly.com, "Poconos weekend retreat becomes year-round home," 12 June 2018 Bobbye Graves never made quilts but loved them for their beauty and history. Joyce Foley, Cincinnati.com, "Barn quilt board honors Graves family members," 21 Jan. 2018 For the barn quilt, draw an outline and then fill in with royal icing. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Barn," 19 Nov. 2018 Amish crafts and food are famous for a reason, so load up on handmade quilts and regional specialties like apple dumplings. Juliet Izon, Good Housekeeping, "5 Cheap Road Trips to Take When You Really Need to Get Out of Town," 25 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Quilt Guild holds Stash Busters Sale El Camino Quilt Guild holds a Stash Busters Sale of quilting items 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County Community News, June 13," 13 June 2018 The cotton fabric is quilted in channels, giving it the striped look with varying textures and prints. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Quilt Sets for a Cozy Night's Sleep, According to Textile Experts," 20 Dec. 2018 Learn about two styles of quilting in America and make a sample of your own from construction paper. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "The circus is in town, plus Valentine's Day events. Here's what to do in Louisville," 7 Feb. 2018 Simons is celebrating American motifs at Calvin Klein, but does quilting need a Belgian high fashion edge? Samuel Hine, GQ, "Bode Is Winning the New York Fashion Race with Quilts (Yes, Quilts)," 1 Feb. 2018 Designed with quilting that echoes its curvy shape, and logo detail to delight Rainbow Brite, the collection proves that the decade of decadence can, despite its garish reputation, be ever so chic. Hayley Phelan, New York Times, "How to Be a Poolside Pinup," 27 June 2018 This popular, entertaining program is not about quilting bees and spinning wheels. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 1 May 2018 Recently, the custom Milly dress that Obama wore while posing for her official Amy Sherald portrait featured a colorful pattern that seemed to speak to the American tradition of quilting, fusing tradition with modernity. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "What We Know About How Melania Trump Decides What to Wear," 21 June 2018 The interior of the door is a sycamore-walnut veneer and the seats are covered in diamond-quilted, semi-aniline leather all sourced from a single, century-old tannery (presumably from cows that were lovingly killed). Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Got $360K burning a hole in your pocket? Check out the Range Rover SV Coupe," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of quilt

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1555, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for quilt

Noun

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

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quilt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quilt

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

quilt

noun
\ ˈkwilt \

Kids Definition of quilt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

quilt

verb
quilted; quilting

Kids Definition of quilt (Entry 2 of 2)

: to stitch or sew together as in making a quilt

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