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blanket

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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blan=ket
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3 in 3 verses (in OT : 3 in 3 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

blanketn. [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.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in the tympan to make it soft and elastic.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A streak or layer of blubber in whales.  [1913 Webster]
    " The use of blankets formerly as curtains in theaters explains the following figure of Shakespeare."  Nares.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark
    To cry, “Hold, hold!”
    "  [1913 Webster]
Blanket sheet, a newspaper of folio size. -- A wet blanket, anything which damps, chills, dispirits, or discour
blanketv. t. 
  •  To cover with a blanket.  [1913 Webster]
    "I'll . . . blanket my loins."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.  [1913 Webster]
    "We'll have our men blanket 'em i' the hall."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.  [1913 Webster]
Blanket cattle. See Belted cattle, under Belted.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

blanket, n., adj., & v.
--n.
1 a large piece of woollen or other material used esp. as a bed-covering or to wrap up a person or an animal for warmth.
2 (usu. foll. by of) a thick mass or layer that covers something (blanket of fog; blanket of silence).
3 Printing a rubber surface transferring an impression from a plate to paper etc. in offset printing.
--adj. covering all cases or classes; inclusive (blanket condemnation; blanket agreement).
--v.tr. (blanketed, blanketing)
1 cover with or as if with a blanket (snow blanketed the land).
2 stifle; keep quiet (blanketed all discussion).
3 Naut. take wind from the sails of (another craft) by passing to windward.

Idiom
blanket bath a body wash given to a bedridden patient. blanket stitch a stitch used to neaten the edges of a blanket or other material. born on the wrong side of the blanket illegitimate. electric blanket an electrically-wired blanket used for heating a bed. wet blanket colloq. a gloomy person preventing the enjoyment of others.
Etymology
ME f. OF blancquet, blanchet f. blanc white, BLANK

THESAURUS

blanket

across-the-board, afghan, all-comprehensive, all-inclusive, apply to, becloud, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedsheet, bedspread, befog, blind, block, buffalo robe, camouflage, canopy, cap, case, casual, cloak, clothe, clothes, cloud, coat, comfort, comforter, compendious, complete, comprehensive, conceal, contour sheet, cope, counterpane, cover, cover up, coverage, covering, coverlet, coverlid, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, crown, curtain, disguise, dissemble, distract attention from, drape, drapery, eclipse, eiderdown, encyclopedic, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, film, fitted sheet, general, global, gloss over, guise, hanging, hide, hood, housing, imprudent, indiscreet, indiscriminate, indiscriminative, insensitive, keep under cover, lap robe, lay on, lay over, linen, mantle, mask, muffle, nonjudgmental, obduce, obfuscate, obscure, occult, omnibus, over-all, overcast, overlay, overspread, pall, panoramic, patchwork quilt, pillow slip, pillowcase, promiscuous, put on, quilt, robe, rug, screen, scum, shade, sheet, sheeting, shelter, shield, shroud, slip, slur over, spread, spread over, superimpose, superpose, sweeping, synoptic, tactless, total, uncritical, uncriticizing, undemanding, undifferentiating, undiscreet, undiscriminating, undiscriminative, unexacting, unfastidious, universal, unmeticulous, unparticular, unselective, unsubtle, untactful, varnish, veil, vestment, whitewash, whole, wholesale, without exception, without omission

ROGET THESAURUS

blanket

Covering

N covering, cover, baldachin, baldachino, baldaquin, canopy, tilt, awning, tent, marquee, tente d'abri, umbrella, parasol, sunshade, veil (shade), shield, roof, ceiling, thatch, tile, pantile, pentile, tiling, slates, slating, leads, barrack, plafond, planchment, tiling, shed, top, lid, covercle, door, operculum, bulkhead, bandage, plaster, lint, wrapping, dossil, finger stall, coverlet, counterpane, sheet, quilt, tarpaulin, blanket, rug, drugget, housing, antimacassar, eiderdown, numdah, pillowcase, pillowslip, linoleum, saddle cloth, blanket cloth, tidy, tilpah, apishamore, integument, tegument, skin, pellicle, fleece, fell, fur, leather, shagreen, hide, pelt, peltry, cordwain, derm, robe, buffalo robe, cuticle, scarfskin, epidermis, clothing, mask, peel, crust, bark, rind, cortex, husk, shell, coat, eggshell, glume, capsule, sheath, sheathing, pod, cod, casing, case, theca, elytron, elytrum, involucrum, wrapping, wrapper, envelope, vesicle, corn husk, corn shuck, dermatology, conchology, testaceology, inunction, incrustation, superimposition, superposition, obduction, scale, veneer, facing, overlay, plate, silver plate, gold plate, copper plate, engobe, ormolu, Sheffield plate, pavement, coating, paint, varnish, plating, barrel plating, anointing, enamel, epitaxial deposition, vapor deposition, ground, whitewash, plaster, spackel, stucco, compo, cerement, ointment, covering, superimposed, overlaid, plated, cutaneous, dermal, cortical, cuticular, tegumentary, skinny, scaly, squamous, covered, imbricated, loricated, armor plated, ironclad, under cover, cowled, cucullate, dermatoid, encuirassed, hooded, squamiferous, tectiform, vaginate.

Calefaction

N calefaction, increase of temperature, heating, calefaction, tepefaction, torrefaction, melting, fusion, liquefaction, burning, ambustion, combustion, incension, accension, concremation, cremation, scorification, cautery, cauterization, ustulation, calcination, cracking, refining, incineration, cineration, carbonization, cupellation, ignition, inflammation, adustion, flagration, deflagration, conflagration, empyrosis, incendiarism, arson, auto dafe, boiling, coction, ebullition, estuation, elixation, decoction, ebullioscope, geyser, distillation (vaporization), furnace, blanket, flannel, fur, wadding, clothing, still, refinery, fractionating column, fractionating tower, cracking tower, match, incendiary, petroleuse, cauterizer, caustic, lunar caustic, alkali, apozem, moxa, acid, aqua fortis, aqua regia, catheretic, nitric acid, nitrochloro-hydric acid, nitromuriatic acid, radioactivity, gamma rays, alpha particles, beta rays, X-rays, radiation, cosmic radiation, background radiation, radioactive isotopes, tritium, uranium, plutonium, radon, radium, sunstroke, coup de soleil, insolation, pottery, ceramics, crockery, porcelain, china, earthenware, stoneware, pot, mug, terra cotta, brick, clinker, cinder, ash, scoriae, embers, soot, slag, coke, carbon, charcoal, wood alcohol, turpentine, tea tree oil, gasoline, kerosene, naptha, fuel oil (fuel), wax, paraffin, residue, tar, inflammability, combustibility, diathermancy, transcalency, conduction, convection, radiation, radiant heat, heat conductivity, conductivity, thermal expansion, coefficient of expansion, heated, molten, sodden, r_echauff_e, heating, adust, inflammable, combustible, diathermal, diathermanous, burnt, volcanic, radioactive.


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