- The definition of blanket is something that covers all cases or all instances of something.
A law banning all guns would be an example of a blanket ban on guns.
- A blanket is defined as something that covers another surface completely, or is a soft piece of cloth or material that is used to cover.
- When snow has completely covered over all of the land, this is an example of a blanket of snow.
- A large flat piece of cotton that is on your bed that you use to cover yourself when you get cold is an example of a blanket.
- Blanket means to cover something completely or to stifle something.
- When snow covers the entire earth this is an example of when the snow blankets the earth.
- When a window keeps noise from entering your home, this is an example of when it blankets the noise.
A baby laying on a pink blanket.
blanket definition by Webster's New World
- a large piece of cloth, often of soft wool, used for warmth as a bed cover or a covering for animals
- anything used as or resembling a blanket; covering: a blanket of leaves
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French blanchet, diminutive of blanc, white: see blank
- to cover with or as with a blanket; overspread; overlie
- to apply uniformly to: said of regulations or rates
- to cut off wind from the sails of (another boat) by passing close to windward, as in yacht racing
- to suppress; hinder; obscure: a powerful radio station blankets a weaker one
- Archaic to toss in a blanket, as in punishment
blanket definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A large piece of woven material used as a covering for warmth, especially on a bed.
- A layer that covers or encloses: a thick blanket of snow.
- Applying to or covering all conditions or instances: a blanket insurance policy.
- Applying to or covering all members of a class: blanket sanctions against human-rights violators.
- To cover with or as if with a blanket: leaves that blanket the ground.
- To cover so as to inhibit, suppress, or extinguish: blanketed the grease fire with sand.
- To apply to generally and uniformly without exception: high telephone service charges that blanketed our region.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, an unbleached soft cloth, from blanc, white, of Germanic origin; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.