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Meaning of BLANKET

Pronunciation:  'blangkit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
  2. [n]  a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor
  3. [n]  anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow"
  4. [v]  cover as if with a blanket; as of snow
  5. [v]  form a blanket-like cover (over)

BLANKET is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: cover, mantle
 See Also: afghan, bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding, breeder reactor, cover, cover, cover, covering, electric blanket, layer, mackinaw, Mackinaw blanket, manta, natural covering, security blanket, spread over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blan"ket\, n. [F. blanchet, OF. also blanket, a woolen
    waistcoat or shirt, the blanket of a printing press; prop.
    white woolen stuff, dim. of blanc white; blanquette a kind of
    white pear, fr. blanc white. See {Blank}, a.]
    1. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually of wool, and having
       a nap, used in bed clothing; also, a similar fabric used
       as a robe; or any fabric used as a cover for a horse.
    2. (Print.) A piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in
       the tympan to make it soft and elastic.
    3. A streak or layer of blubber in whales.
    Note: The use of blankets formerly as curtains in theaters
          explains the following figure of Shakespeare. --Nares.
                Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark
                To cry, ``Hold, hold!''            --Shak.
    {Blanket sheet}, a newspaper of folio size.
    {A wet blanket}, anything which damps, chills, dispirits, or
  2. \Blan"ket\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blanketed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Blanketing}.]
    1. To cover with a blanket.
             I'll . . . blanket my loins.          --Shak.
    2. To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
             We'll have our men blanket 'em i' the hall. --B.
    3. To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by
       sailing to windward of her.
    {Blanket cattle}. See {Belted cattle}, under {Belted}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a blanket, symbolizes warmth, love, security and protection. You may be seeking for some form of shelter from the outside world. Consider also how your dream may be calling attention to a "cover-up" in some situation or circumstance in your waking life. Dreaming that you are wrapped in a blanket, indicates your fear of the unknown. You may feel some sort of threat/chaos or sense some coldness from those around you. Dreaming that you are covering or wrapping someone in a blanket, suggests you desire to care for that person.
Thesaurus Terms
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