(noun, adjective, verb)


1. broad in scope or content

- blanket sanctions against human-rights violators

Similar word(s): comprehensive, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide

Sentences with blanket as an adjective:

- They sought to create a blanket solution for all situations.

- a blanket ban


1. bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

Similar word(s): cover

Definition categories: man–made, bedclothes, bedding

2. anything that covers

- there was a blanket of snow

Similar word(s): mantle

Definition categories: object, cover, covering

3. a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor

Definition categories: man–made, bed, layer

Sentences with blanket as a noun:

- The baby was cold, so his mother put a blanket over him.

- The city woke under a thick blanket of fog.

- A press operator must carefully wash the blanket whenever changing a plate.


1. cover as if with a blanket

- snow blanketed the fields

Definition categories: contact, cover

2. form a blanket-like cover (over)

Definition categories: stative, cover

Sentences with blanket as a verb:

- A fresh layer of snow blanketed the area.

- The salesman blanketed the entire neighborhood.