Blanket vs Blanketlike - What's the difference?

blanket | blanketlike |


As adjectives the difference between blanket and blanketlike

is that blanket is in general; covering or encompassing everything while blanketlike is resembling a blanket or some aspect of one.

As a noun blanket

is a heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.

As a verb blanket

is to cover with, or as if with, a blanket.

blanket

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • The little boys in the front bedroom had thrown off their blankets and lay under the sheets.
  • A layer of anything.
  • The city woke under a thick blanket of fog.
  • 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.
  • A streak or layer of blubber in whales.
  • Derived terms

    * blankie, blanky * security blanket * smallpox blanket * wet blanket

    Adjective

    (-)
  • In general; covering or encompassing everything.
  • They sought to create a blanket solution for all situations.
    a blanket ban

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll blanket my loins.
    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.
  • To traverse or complete thoroughly.
  • The salesman blanketed the entire neighborhood.
  • To toss in a blanket by way of punishment.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • We'll have our men blanket 'em i' the hall.
  • To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.
  • blanketlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a blanket or some aspect of one.