blanket vs wide what difference

what is difference between blanket and wide

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 wid, wyd, from Old English wīd (wide, vast, broad, long; distant, far), from Proto-Germanic *wīdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wī- (apart, asunder, in two), from Proto-Indo-European *weye- (to drive, separate).

Cognate with Scots wyd, wid (of great extent; vast), West Frisian wiid (broad; wide), Dutch wijd (wide; large; broad), German weit (far; wide; broad), Swedish vid (wide), Icelandic víður (wide), Latin dīvidō (separate, sunder), Latin vītō (avoid, shun). Related to widow.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /waɪd/
  • (General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /wɑed/
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Adjective

wide (comparative wider, superlative widest)

  1. Having a large physical extent from side to side.
  2. Large in scope.
  3. (sports) Operating at the side of the playing area.
  4. On one side or the other of the mark; too far sideways from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.
    • Surely he shoots wide on the Bow-Hand.
    • 1656, Thomas Middleton, William Rowley, and Philip Massinger, The Old Law
      I was but two bows wide.
  5. (phonetics, dated) Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the organs in the mouth.
  6. (Scotland, Northern England, now rare) Vast, great in extent, extensive.
  7. (obsolete) Located some distance away; distant, far. [15th–19th c.]
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 81:
      Mr Hunt’s house, you know, lies wide from Harlowe-place.
    • 1654, Henry Hammond, Of Fundamentals…
      the contrary [being] so wide from the truth of Scripture and the attributes of God
  8. (obsolete) Far from truth, propriety, necessity, etc.
    • April 12 1549, Hugh Latimer, sixth sermon preached before King Edward VI
      It is far wide that the people have such judgments.
    • How wide is all this long pretence!
  9. (computing) Of or supporting a greater range of text characters than can fit into the traditional 8-bit representation.
    a wide character; a wide stream
  10. (Scotland, slang) Antagonistic, provocative.

Antonyms

  • narrow (regarding empty area)
  • thin (regarding occupied area)
  • skinny (sometimes offensive, regarding body width)

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • width

Translations

References

  • The Dictionary of the Scots Language

Adverb

wide (comparative wider, superlative widest)

  1. extensively
  2. completely
  3. away from or to one side of a given goal
  4. So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.

Derived terms

  • wide-ranging

Translations

Noun

wide (plural wides)

  1. (cricket) A ball that passes so far from the batsman that the umpire deems it unplayable; the arm signal used by an umpire to signal a wide; the extra run added to the batting side’s score

Old English

Etymology

wīd +‎ -e

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwiː.de/

Adverb

wīde

  1. widely, afar, far and wide

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