blanket vs cover what difference

what is difference between blanket and cover

English

Etymology

From Middle English blanket, blonket, from Old Northern French blanket, blankete, blanquette (Modern French blanchet), diminutive of blanc (white). More at blank. Apparently cognate to blunket, plunket.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈblæŋkɪt/
  • Rhymes: -æŋkɪt

Noun

blanket (plural blankets)

  1. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.
    The baby was cold, so his mother put a blanket over him.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room Chapter 1
      The little boys in the front bedroom had thrown off their blankets and lay under the sheets.
  2. A layer of anything.
    The city woke under a thick blanket of fog.
  3. A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed.
    A press operator must carefully wash the blanket whenever changing a plate.
  4. A streak or layer of blubber in whales.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • comforter
  • doona
  • duvet
  • quilt

Adjective

blanket (comparative more blanket, superlative most blanket)

  1. General; covering or encompassing everything.
    • 2017, Mary Kreiner Ramirez, Steven A. Ramirez, The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty (page 207)
      The second reason offered for blanket nonprosecutions for crimes committed at the megabanks involves the possibility that such prosecutions could harm the economy.

Synonyms

  • all-encompassing, exhaustive; see also Thesaurus:comprehensive

Translations

Verb

blanket (third-person singular simple present blankets, present participle blanketing, simple past and past participle blanketed)

  1. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.
    A fresh layer of snow blanketed the area.
    • 1884: Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VIII
      I see the moon go off watch, and the darkness begin to blanket the river.
  2. (transitive) To traverse or complete thoroughly.
    The salesman blanketed the entire neighborhood.
  3. (transitive) To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
    • 1609, Ben Jonson, Epicœne, or The Silent Woman
      We’ll have our men blanket ’em i’ the hall.
  4. (transitive) To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of it.
  5. (transitive) To nullify the impact of (someone or something).
  6. Of a radio signal: to override or block out another radio signal.

Translations


Danish

Noun

blanket

  1. form (document)

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English blanket.

Noun

blanket

  1. blanket


English

Etymology

From Middle English coveren, borrowed from Old French covrir, cueuvrir (modern French couvrir), from Late Latin coperire, from Latin cooperiō (I cover completely), from co- (intensive prefix) + operiō (I close, cover). Displaced native Middle English thecchen and bethecchen (to cover) (from Old English þeccan, beþeccan (to cover)), Middle English helen, (over)helen, (for)helen (to cover, conceal) (from Old English helan (to conceal, cover, hide)), Middle English wrien, (be)wreon (to cover) (from Old English (be)wrēon (to cover)), Middle English hodren, hothren (to cover up) (from Low German hudren (to cover up)).

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the original sense of the verb and noun cover was “hide from view” as in its cognate covert. Except in the limited sense of “cover again,” the word recover is unrelated and is cognate with recuperate. Cognate with Spanish cubrir (to cover).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkʌvɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkʌvə/
  • Rhymes: -ʌvə(ɹ)

Noun

cover (countable and uncountable, plural covers)

  1. A lid.
  2. (uncountable) Area or situation which screens a person or thing from view.
  3. The front and back of a book, magazine, CD package, etc.
  4. The top sheet of a bed.
  5. A cloth, usually fitted, placed over an item such as a car or sofa to protect it from dust, rain, etc. when not in use.
  6. A cover charge.
  7. A setting at a restaurant table or formal dinner.
  8. (music) A new performance or rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song.
  9. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  10. (topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
  11. (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  12. (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  13. (law) In commercial law, a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.
  14. (insurance) An insurance contract; coverage by an insurance contract.
  15. (espionage) A persona maintained by a spy or undercover operative; cover story.
  16. (dated) A swindler’s confederate.
  17. The portion of a slate, tile, or shingle that is hidden by the overlap of the course above.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  18. In a steam engine, the lap of a slide valve.
  19. (construction) The distance between reinforcing steel and the exterior of concrete.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Hijazi Arabic: كَڤَر(kavar)

Translations

Adjective

cover (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  2. (music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.

Translations

Verb

cover (third-person singular simple present covers, present participle covering, simple past and past participle covered)

  1. (transitive) To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
  2. (transitive) To be over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
    • A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
  3. (transitive) To be upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
  4. (transitive) To set upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
  5. (intransitive, dated) To put on one’s hat.
  6. (transitive) To invest (oneself with something); to bring upon (oneself).
    • 1842, Henry Brougham, Political Philosophy
      the powers that covered themselves with everlasting infamy by the partition of Poland
  7. (of a publication) To discuss thoroughly; to provide coverage of.
  8. To deal with or include someone or something.
    • 2010 (publication date), “Contributors”, Discover, ISSN 0274-7529, volume 32, number 1, January–February 2011, page 7:
      Richard Morgan covers science for The Economist, The New York Times, Scientific American, and Wired.
  9. To be enough money for.
  10. (intransitive) To act as a replacement.
  11. (transitive) To have as an assignment or responsibility.
  12. (music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  13. (military, law enforcement) To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm.
  14. To provide insurance coverage for.
  15. To copulate with (said of certain male animals such as dogs and horses).
    Synonym: impregnate
  16. (chess, transitive) To protect or control (a piece or square).
  17. To extend over a given period of time or range, to occupy, to stretch over a given area.
  18. To traverse or put behind a certain distance.
    • 1915, Aerial Age
      November 22 — Owing to bad weather all machines flew at a height of 5,000 feet and covered the 90 miles in just 90 minutes . November 23 — During fourth lap …
    • 1989, Robert K. Krick, Parker’s Virginia Battery, C.S.A.
      It had covered better than 840 miles in just a few hours more than seven days.32 The apparently clumsily managed shuffle through the various railroad nets …
  19. (sports) To defend a particular player or area.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:cover.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • German: covern
  • Danish: lave en cover

Translations

Anagrams

  • Vorce, corve

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English cover.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑ.vər/, /ˈkɔ.vər/
  • Hyphenation: co‧ver

Noun

cover m (plural covers, diminutive covertje n)

  1. A cover, cover song, cover version (rerecording of a previously recorded song, typically by a different artist).
  2. A cover, the front of a magazine or of the package of a storage medium.

Derived terms

  • coveren
  • coverversie

Finnish

Etymology

From English cover.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoʋer/, [ˈko̞ʋe̞r]

Noun

cover

  1. cover, cover version, cover song (rerecording of a previously recorded song)

Declension

Synonyms

  • koveri, coverversio

French

Etymology

From English cover.

Noun

cover m (plural covers)

  1. (colloquial) cover (rerecording)

German

Verb

cover

  1. inflection of covern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Polish

Etymology

From English cover.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): //ˈkɔ.vɛr//, //ˈka.vɛr//

Noun

cover m inan

  1. (music) cover version (rerecording of a song)

Declension

Further reading

  • cover in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • cover in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

From English cover.

Noun

cover m or f (rare) (plural coveres)

  1. (music) cover version (rerecording of a song by another musician or group)
    Synonym: versão cover

Spanish

Etymology

From English cover.

Noun

cover m (plural covers)

  1. cover, cover version

Swedish

Etymology

From English cover.

Noun

cover c

  1. (music) cover, cover song

Usage notes

The plural of this word could also be covers.

Declension

Derived terms

  • coverband

References

  • cover in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

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