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English adjective: blanket

1. blanket broad in scope or content

SamplesAcross-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.

Synonymsacross-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive

English noun: blanket

1. blanket (artifact) bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

SamplesHe pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep.


Broader (hypernym)bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding

Narrower (hyponym)afghan, electric blanket, mackinaw, Mackinaw blanket, manta, security blanket

2. blanket (object) anything that covers

SamplesThere was a blanket of snow.


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering

3. blanket (artifact) a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor

Broader (hypernym)bed, layer

Part meronymbreeder reactor

English verb: blanket

1. blanket (contact) cover as if with a blanket

SamplesSnow blanketed the fields.

ExamplesThe wind storms blanket the area with dust and dirt

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

2. blanket (stative) form a blanket-like cover (over)

ExamplesDust and dirt blanket the area

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

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