blanket

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English blanket, blonket, from Old Northern French blanket, blankete, blanquette (Modern French blanchet), diminutive of blanc (white). More at blank. Apparently cognate to blunket, plunket.

Pronunciation[edit]

A cat on a blanket.
  • IPA(key): /ˈblæŋkɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -æŋkɪt

Noun[edit]

blanket (plural blankets)

  1. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.
    The baby was cold, so his mother put a blanket over him.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
      The little boys in the front bedroom had thrown off their blankets and lay under the sheets.
  2. A layer of anything.
    The city woke under a thick blanket of fog.
  3. A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed.
    A press operator must carefully wash the blanket whenever changing a plate.
  4. A streak or layer of blubber in whales.

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Terms derived from blanket (noun and adjective)

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Adjective[edit]

blanket (comparative more blanket, superlative most blanket)

  1. General; covering or encompassing everything.
    They sought to create a blanket solution for all situations.
    a blanket ban
    • 1994, Deborah Dash Moore, To the Golden Cities:
      Another observer offered a less blanket criticism.
    • 2009, Gayle Letherby, ‎Kate Williams, ‎Philip Birch, Sex as Crime, page 57:
      Some others appear to be adopting a more blanket approach
    • 2010, Jay Cassell, The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told, page 428:
      Disenchanted with socialism, they unleashed free enterprise (or tried to) and backed it up with a more-or-less blanket endorsement of the old ways.
    • 2013, Eric Schopler, ‎Gary B. Mesibov, (Please provide the book title or journal name), page 187:
      By contrast, any emotional or motivational explanation of autism would seem to predict too blanket a degree of social disinterest.

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Verb[edit]

blanket (third-person singular simple present blankets, present participle blanketing, simple past and past participle blanketed)

  1. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.
    A fresh layer of snow blanketed the area.
  2. (transitive) To traverse or complete thoroughly.
    The salesman blanketed the entire neighborhood.
  3. (transitive) To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
  4. (transitive) To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of it.
  5. (transitive) To nullify the impact of (someone or something).
  6. Of a radio signal: to override or block out another radio signal.

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Danish[edit]

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blanket

  1. form (document)

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English blanket.

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blanket

  1. blanket