quilt

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman quilte, from Old French coilte, cuilte (compare French couette), from Latin culcita. Doublet of quoit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪlt

Noun[edit]

quilt (plural quilts)

  1. A bed covering consisting of two layers of fabric stitched together, with insulation between, often having a decorative design.
    My grandmother is going to sew a quilt.
  2. A roll of material with sound-absorbing properties, used in soundproofing.
  3. A quilted skirt worn by women.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

quilt (third-person singular simple present quilts, present participle quilting, simple past and past participle quilted)

  1. To construct a quilt.
  2. To construct something, such as clothing, using the same technique.
    • 1648, Robert Herrick, “Corinna’s Going a Maying”, in Hesperides, or The VVorks both Humane & Divine, London: Printed for John Williams, and Francis Eglesfield, [], OCLC 951078816; republished in The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick, London: William Pickering, [], 1825, OCLC 779240046, pages 91–92:
      Get up, get up for shame, the blooming morne / Upon her wings presents the god unshorne. / See how Aurora throwes her faire / Fresh-quilted colours through the aire; / Get up, sweet slug-a-bed, and see / The dew bespangling herbe and tree.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]