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Definition 1: bedding that keeps a person warm in bed - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where blanket or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

Synonyms for blanket in the sense of this definition

(blanket is a kind of ...) coverings that are used on a bed

(... is a kind of blanket ) a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl

(... is a kind of blanket ) a blanket containing and electric heating element that can be controlled to the desired temperature by a rheostat

(... is a kind of blanket ) a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States

(... is a kind of blanket ) a blanket that is used as a cloak or shawl

(... is a kind of blanket ) a blanket (or toy) that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety

Definition 2: a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor - [noun denoting artifact]

(blanket is a kind of ...) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

(... is part of blanket) a nuclear reactor that produces more fissile material than it burns

Definition 3: anything that covers - [noun denoting object]

Samples where blanket or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a blanket of snow

Synonyms for blanket in the sense of this definition

(blanket is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

Definition 4: cover as if with a blanket - [verb of contact]

Samples where blanket or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • snow blanketed the fields

(blanket is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 5: form a blanket-like cover (over) - [verb of stative]

(blanket is a kind of ...) form a cover over

"The grass covered the grave"

Definition 6: broad in scope or content - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blanket or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • across-the-board pay increases
  • an all-embracing definition
  • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
  • an invention with broad applications
  • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality
  • granted him wide powers

Synonyms for blanket in the sense of this definition

(blanket is similar to ...) including all or everything

"comprehensive coverage" "a comprehensive history of the revolution" "a comprehensive survey" "a comprehensive education"

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