Share this entry

American English: /ˈblæŋkət/
British English: /ˈblaŋkɪt/

Translation of blanket in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (cover) to be born on the wrong side of the blanket [euphemistic] [humorous]he was born on the wrong side of the blanket
    es (hijo) ilegítimo
    Example sentences
    • Try changing feather pillows, woollen blankets and woollen clothing to cotton or synthetic materials.
    • Remove cushions and soft toys, and buy bedding made from synthetic fabric rather than using feather pillows and woollen blankets.
    • There are plenty of woollen blankets and fluffy white towels.
    1.2 (layer) a blanket of snow
    un manto de nieve
    Example sentences
    • The stars were hidden behind a thick blanket of clouds only revealed in brief patches.
    • By the time 5:00 pm came around the sun had gone completely, covered by a thick blanket of clouds.
    • The sky was completely covered by a thick blanket of clouds.


  • (before noun, no comparative)
    they use the word as a blanket term of abuse
    usan la palabra como insulto indiscriminado
    their blanket coverage of the championship
    su exhaustiva cobertura del campeonato
    blanket cover (Finance)
    cobertura (feminine) contra todo riesgo
    Example sentences
    • There are real fears that many coal merchants, dockers and hauliers will be seriously affected if the Government's blanket ban goes ahead.
    • The director of the civil rights group said blanket bans cause unacceptable breaches of innocent people's human rights.
    • With this blanket ban on so many aspects of news coverage, you just don't know who to trust anymore.

transitive verb

Definition of blanket in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day sarcasmo
    sarcasm …
    Cultural fact of the day


    Mezcal is an alcoholic drink similar to tequila obtained in Mexico by distilling the juice or aguamiel extracted from roasted tips of the maguey plant. Bottles of mezcal are usually sold containing a gusano, the larva of an insect that lives on the maguey. This is said to enhance the flavor.