Quilt 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. [1913 Webster]

The beds were covered with magnificent quilts. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

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  • Quilt — als Babydecke Ein Quilt (engl. quilt „Steppdecke“, „steppen“) ist eine vielseitig verwendbare Zierdecke, die als Tagesdecke dienen kann, aber sich z.B. auch als Wandteppich eignet. Die Decke besteht aus mindestens zwei, in der Regel aus drei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • quilt — [kwilt] n. [ME quilte < OFr < L culcita, bed, mattress < IE base * kwelek > Sans kūrcaḥ, bundle, roll] 1. a bedcover made of two layers of cloth filled with down, cotton, wool, etc. and stitched together in lines or patterns to keep… …   English World dictionary

  • Quilt — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quilt — 〈[kwı̣lt] m. 6〉 in Nordamerika hergestellte Steppdeckenart [engl.] * * * Quịlt, der; s, s [engl. quilt = Schlafdecke < mengl. quilte < afrz. coilte, cuilte < lat. culcita = Matratze, Kissen]: (ursprünglich von amerikanischen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Quilt — der; s, s <aus engl. quilt »Schlafdecke« über altfr. coilte, cuilte aus lat. culcita »Matratze, Kissen«> gesteppte, mit Applikationen verzierte Bettüberdecke od. künstlerisch gestalteter Wandbehang …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • quilt — quilt·er; quilt; …   English syllables

  • quilt — ► NOUN 1) a warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place by lines of decorative stitching. 2) a bedspread of similar design. ► VERB (often as adj. quilted) ▪ join (layers of fabric or padding) with… …   English terms dictionary

  • quilt — s..inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} trapunta piuttosto leggera {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX …   Dizionario italiano

  • Quilt — 〈[kvı̣lt] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 in Nordamerika hergestellte Steppdeckenart [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • quilt — [kwılt] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: cuilte, from Latin culcita mattress ] a warm thick cover for a bed, made by sewing two layers of cloth together, with feathers or a thick material in between them →↑duvet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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