blanket Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “blanket” in the English Dictionary

"blanket" in British English

See all translations

blanketnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/
A2 a ​flatcover made of ​wool or ​similarwarmmaterial, usually used on a ​bed

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

blanketadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/

blanketverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/ literary
(Definition of blanket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blanket" in American English

See all translations

blanketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈblæŋ·kɪt/
  • blanket noun [C] (COVER)

a ​clothcover used to ​keepwarm, esp. on a ​bed: fig.Congress was ​nearlyburied under a blanket of ​criticism.

blanketadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈblæŋ·kɪt/
without a ​limit: You have blanket ​authority to ​hire anyone you ​want.

blanketverb [T]

 us   /ˈblæŋ·kɪt/
  • blanket verb [T] (COVER)

to ​cover: All ​week, ​smog has blanketed much of this ​hot, ​bakedcountryside.
(Definition of blanket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"blanket" in Business English

See all translations

blanketadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈblæŋkɪt/
affecting or involving every ​person or thing in a ​situation: They want blanket ​bans on junk-food ​advertising. The ​bank does not have a blanket ​policy of ​charging for ​duplicatestatements.
(Definition of blanket from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of blanket?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“blanket” in British English

Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More