Definition of 'blanket'
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Peaty is typically forthright but has mixed feelings about blanket bans for nations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said that organisations have approached security in the past by providing blanket coverage. Computing (2010)It was some sort of gel blanket to put under the saddle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And fans were hoping for a another blanket of the grey stuff after a first half lacking in quality. The Sun (2017)One second it was gloriously sunny, the next a thick blanket of snow descended. The Sun (2016)Experts are predicting one of the worst winters for years, so invest in an electric blanket and stay warm. The Sun (2016)A blanket will keep them warm and make them feel they've got something of their own to treasure. The Sun (2016)It's a comfort blanket for the middle-aged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also warn against soft bedding, blankets, pillows and soft toys. The Sun (2016)We used to spread blankets on the floor to sleep as a group. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)There was a sheet and blanket and we all slept on the floor. The Sun (2011)There will only be temporary blanket coverage. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She was given a blanket and stayed the night. The Sun (2010)You can also purchase a blanket policy to cover all employees and officers. Christianity Today (2000)Britain will suffer the coldest temperatures of winter this week as snow blankets much of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There were iron beds with thin blankets and no mattress. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out. The Sun (2007)She threw a large blanket over the three of us and we scrambled quickly underneath it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But is it realistic to impose a blanket ban? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some partners learnt to live with this by sleeping with a pillow or blanket over their head. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We just put a blanket on the woman because she had already gone. The Sun (2011)She had a grey blanket round her shoulders. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Time to fly home to my electric blanket and underfloor heating. The Sun (2015)We piled up desks and used old blankets as curtains to provide privacy. Broken Lives (1993)The beds are made up with proper sheets and blankets instead of duvets. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His tour of frontline defences was given blanket coverage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Passengers have been given blankets and food and drink. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was somewhere between a comfort blanket and a purely practical device. The Sun (2008)The person should be lying down and covered with lightweight blankets. Stay Well This Winter (1989)She should have brought another blanket. A Plague of Angels (1993)Downtown, an immovable fog blankets the financial district. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)There are blanket areas of increased pigmentation in the expected common sites - top lip, chin and sides of forehead. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'blanket'
British English: blanket /ˈblæŋkɪt/ NOUN
A blanket is a large piece of thick cloth, especially one which you put on a bed to keep you warm.
- American English: blanket
- Arabic: بَطَّانِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: cobertor
- Chinese: 毯子
- Croatian: deka
- Czech: přikrývka
- Danish: tæppe
- Dutch: deken voorwerp
- European Spanish: manta
- Finnish: peite
- French: couverture
- German: Decke
- Greek: κουβέρτα
- Italian: coperta
- Japanese: 毛布
- Korean: 담요
- Norwegian: teppe
- Polish: koc
- European Portuguese: cobertor
- Romanian: pătură
- Russian: шерстяное одеяло
- Spanish: cobija
- Swedish: filt täcke
- Thai: ผ้าห่ม
- Turkish: battaniye
- Ukrainian: ковдра
- Vietnamese: chăn
British English: blanket ADJECTIVE
You use blanket to describe something when you want to emphasize that it affects or refers to every person or thing in a group, without any exceptions.
There's already a blanket ban on foreign unskilled labour in the country
British English: blanket VERB
If something such as snow blankets an area, it covers it.
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of the city.
Definition of blanket from the Collins English Dictionary
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