Definitions for: Quilt


[n] bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
[v] create by stitching together
[v] stitch or sew together; of textiles



Webster (1913) Definition: Quilt, n. [OE. quilte, OF. cuilte, L. culcita ? bed,
cushion, mattress. Cf. 2d Counterpoint, Cushion.]
Anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a
skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made by putting
wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them
together; also, any outer bed cover.

The beds were covered with magnificent quilts.
--Arbuthnot.


Quilt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quilted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Quilting.]
1. To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order
to confine in place the several layers of cloth and
wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made;
as, to quilt a coat. --Dryden.

2. To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.

3. To stitch or sew in lines or patterns.

Synonyms: comforter, puff

See Also: bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding, bolster, conjoin, continental quilt, duvet, eiderdown, join, pad, patchwork, patchwork quilt, run up, sew, sew together, stitch, tailor, tailor-make

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Famous Quotes Containing Quilt:


I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore.

-- William Manchester (American Historian)

While we may be of different faiths, we have a strong sense of faith, family, community. We hold the values of freedom and human rights very high and I think that those are all a part of a very strong quilt that binds us together.

-- Robert Menendez (American Politician)

The radical right is so homophobic that they're blaming global warming on the AIDS quilt.

-- Dennis Miller (American Comedian)

Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don't rush; otherwise you'll look like a patchwork quilt.

-- Lucille Ball (American Comedian)


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