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Meaning of COUNTERPANE

Pronunciation:  'kawntur`peyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  decorative cover for a bed
 

COUNTERPANE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bed cover, bed covering, bedcover, bedspread, spread
 
 See Also: bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding, coverlet, quilted bedspread

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Coun"ter*pane`\ (koun"t?r-p?n`), n. [See
    {Counterpoint}, corrupted into counterpane, from the
    employment of pane-shaped figures in these coverlets. ]
    A coverlet for a bed, -- originally stitched or woven in
    squares or figures.
    
          On which a tissue counterpane was cast.  --Drayton.
    
    
  2. \Coun"ter*pane`\, n. [OF. contrepan a pledge,
    security; contre + pan a skirt, also, a pawn or gage, F. pan
    a skirt. See {Pane}, and cf. {Pawn}.] (O. Law)
    A duplicate part or copy of an indenture, deed, etc.,
    corresponding with the original; -- now called counterpart.
    
          Read, scribe; give me the counterpane.   --B. Jonson.
    
    
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: afghan, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedsheet, bedspread, blanket, buffalo robe, case, clothes, comfort, comforter, contour sheet, cover, coverlet, coverlid, eiderdown, fitted sheet, lap robe, linen, patchwork quilt, pillow slip, pillowcase, quilt, robe, rug, sheet, sheeting, slip, spread
 

 

 

 

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