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quilt

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noun \ˈkwilt\

Definition of quilt

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

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quilt

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Definition of quilt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to fill, pad, or line like a quiltb (1) :  to stitch, sew, or cover with lines or patterns like those used in quilts (2) :  to stitch (designs) through layers of clothc :  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

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QUILT Defined for English Language Learners

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quilt

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noun \ˈkwilt\

Definition of quilt for English Language Learners

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


QUILT Defined for Kids

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quilt

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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


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quilt

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Definition of quilt for Students

quilted

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quilting

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



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