Verb blanket Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


blanket (third-person singular simple present blankets, present participle blanketing, simple past and past participle blanketed)

  1. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.
  2. (transitive) To traverse or complete thoroughly.
  3. To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
  4. To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.

More definition:

1.a large, rectangular piece of soft fabric, often with bound edges, used especially for warmth as a bed covering.

2.a similar piece of fabric used as a covering for a horse, dog, etc.

3.the chief garment traditionally worn by some American Indians.

4.any extended covering or layer, a blanket of snow.

5.Printing. (in a press for offset printing) the rubber-covered cylinder to which an inked impression is transferred from the plate for transfer directly to the paper. (in a press for letterpress printing) the resilient covering on the cylinder against which the paper is pressed in printing.

6.a thick roll or strip of material for thermal insulation. cover with or as with a blanket, wild flowers blanketing the hillside. obscure or obstruct; interfere with; overpower (usually followed by out), An electrical storm blanketed out the radio program. toss (someone) in a blanket, as in fraternity hazing.

10.Nautical. (of a vessel) to take wind from the sails of (another vessel) by passing closely to windward.
1.covering or intended to cover a large group or class of things, conditions, situations, etc., a blanket proposal; a blanket indictment.

2.born on the wrong side of the blanket, born out of wedlock.

1. a large piece of thick cloth for use as a bed covering, animal covering, etc, enabling a person or animal to retain natural body heat

2. a concealing cover or layer, as of smoke, leaves, or snow

3. a rubber or plastic sheet wrapped round a cylinder, used in offset printing to transfer the image from the plate, stone, or forme to the paper

4. (physics) a layer of a fertile substance placed round the core of a nuclear reactor as a reflector or absorber and often to breed new fissionable fuel

5. (modifier) applying to or covering a wide group or variety of people, conditions, situations, etc, blanket insurance against loss, injury, and theft

6. (informal) born on the wrong side of the blanket, illegitimate verb (transitive)

7. to cover with or as if with a blanket; overlie

8. to cover a very wide area, as in a publicity campaign; give blanket coverage

9. (usually foll by out) to obscure or suppress, the storm blanketed out the TV picture

10. (nautical) to prevent wind from reaching the sails of (another sailing vessel) by passing to windward of it Word OriginC13, from Old French blancquete, from blanc; see blankCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1300, "bed-clothing; white woolen stuff," from Old French blanchet "light wool or flannel cloth; an article made of this material," diminutive of blanc "white" (see blank (adj.), which had a secondary sense of "a white cloth." Wet blanket (1830) is from the notion of a person who throws a damper on social situations like a wet blanket smothers a fire. In U.S. history, a blanket Indian (1859) was one using the traditional garment instead of wearing Western dress.Only 26,000 blanket Indians are left in the United States. ["Atlantic Monthly," March 1906]
c.1600, "to cover with or as with a blanket;" also "to toss in a blanket" (as punishment), from blanket (n.). Related, Blanketed; blanketing.
see, security blanket wet blanket The American Heritage® Idioms DictionaryCopyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Cite This Source


Boots clicked in the hallway and she instinctively pulled the blanket around her torso modestly.

She pulled the blanket around her shoulders and curled into a shivering ball, staring through the window into the darkness.

She dropped back on the blanket and yanked it over her body.

She clutched the blanket under her chin and shivered.

While I preferred not to toss a wet blanket on her quest, I remained far more pragmatic.

The nurse handed her a thin blanket and pointed to the phone.

Jule's gaze dropped to the blanket-covered body laid carefully on the living room floor.

He returned a few minutes later and rustled her blanket, setting a cup beside her.

He tucked the blanket around her and leaned down, kissing her on the forehead.

She hesitated, then covered him with a blanket and walked to the guest bathroom.

Katie was huddled in a blanket before the fire, and what looked like a healer curled on the bed.

The sofa was empty, too, the blanket and sheets piled neatly.

He will have a blanket of red each fall.

She snatched the blanket and modestly drew it up to her chin.

"One for your stuff and one to sit on," Kelli explained, ducking into one such room and holding up the blanket acting as a door for Lana to enter.

Dean maneuvered the still-unconscious figure beneath the covers, tucking the blanket as tightly as he dared.

The old Apple tree spread a blanket of shade in the grass beside the pond.

He forced his blood to calm and tossed his dagger on the unappealing blanket before the hearth.

Soon the little stranger was clad in the warm clothes; the dry soft blanket was wrapped around him; and he was laid on the children's bed.

At last sleep surprised me, and when Miss Sullivan returned she found me wrapped in a blanket by the hearth.

Denisov lay asleep on his bed with his head under the blanket, though it was nearly noon.

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