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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


Similarcomprehensive


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.


Synonymscover


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.


Synonymsmantle


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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