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Definition of "blanket" []

  • A large piece of woven material used as a covering for warmth, especially on a bed. (noun)
  • A layer that covers or encloses: a thick blanket of snow. (noun)
  • Applying to or covering all conditions or instances: a blanket insurance policy. (adjective)
  • Applying to or covering all members of a class: blanket sanctions against human-rights violators. (adjective)
  • To cover with or as if with a blanket: leaves that blanket the ground. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blanket" in a sentence
  • "But for me a flannel nightgown and a blanket is a less expensive way of taking care of that problem here."
  • "BLITZER: Are you, as the Washington Post reported, ready to give what they call blanket amnesty to anyone who authorized these wiretaps?"
  • "Flora covered him with her pocket handkerchief, which she called a blanket, and tried to wait patiently for him to finish his nap."