Associations to the word «Blanket»


BLANKET, noun. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.
BLANKET, noun. A layer of anything.
BLANKET, noun. A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed.
BLANKET, noun. A streak or layer of blubber in whales.
BLANKET, adjective. In general; covering or encompassing everything.
BLANKET, verb. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.
BLANKET, verb. (transitive) To traverse or complete thoroughly.
BLANKET, verb. To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
BLANKET, verb. To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.
BLANKET INSULATION, noun. (construction) Glass fiber or other compressible fibrous insulation, generally in roll form.
BLANKET LIEN, noun. (legal) A lien that gives the lienholder the entitlement to take possession of any or all of the lienee's real property to cover a delinquent loan.
BLANKET LIENS, noun. Plural of blanket lien
BLANKET LOAN, noun. (US) A loan, or mortgage, for multiple subdivisions of a single tract of land.
BLANKET LOANS, noun. Plural of blanket loan
BLANKET PARTIES, noun. Plural of blanket party
BLANKET PARTY, noun. A form of corporal punishment or hazing formerly common in militaries in which the victim is restrained with a blanket and beaten.
BLANKET SHEET, noun. (dated) A newspaper of folio size.
BLANKET SHEETS, noun. Plural of blanket sheet
BLANKET STITCH, noun. (sewing) A strong stitch, similar to a buttonhole stitch, used to finish and reinforce the edges of blankets etc.
BLANKET STITCH, noun. A similar, more decorative stitch.
BLANKET STITCHES, noun. Plural of blanket stitch
BLANKET TERM, noun. (idiomatic) A word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary. Blanket terms often trade specificity for ease-of-use; in other words, a blanket term by itself gives little detail about the things that it describes or the relationships between them, but is easy to say and remember. Blanket terms often originate as slang, and eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.
BLANKET TERMS, noun. Plural of blanket term

Dictionary definition

BLANKET, noun. Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep".
BLANKET, noun. Anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow".
BLANKET, noun. A layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor.
BLANKET, verb. Cover as if with a blanket; "snow blanketed the fields".
BLANKET, verb. Form a blanket-like cover (over).
BLANKET, adjective. Broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche