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blanket

noun

1 blanket

Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed.

synonym: cover.

Roget 223: covering, cover; baldachin, baldachino, baldaquin; canopy, tilt, awning, tent, marquee, tente d'abri [Fr.], umbrella, parasol, sunshade; ... show more

Roget 384: increase of temperature; heating etc. v.; calefaction, tepefaction, torrefaction; melting, fusion; liquefaction etc. 335; burning etc. ... show more

Dutch: beddedeken, beddendeken, dek, deken
Polish: koc, pled



2 blanket

Anything that covers:
— There was a blanket of snow.

synonym: mantle.

Dutch: dek

3 blanket

A layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor.

verb

1 blanket

Cover as if with a blanket.

2 blanket

Form a blanket-like cover (over).

adjective

1 blanket

Broad in scope or content:
— Blanket sanctions against human-rights violators.

synonyms: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide.


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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