I. noun Etymology: Middle English quilte mattress, quilt, from Anglo-French coilte, from Latin culcita mattress Date: 14th century 1. a. a bed coverlet of two layers of cloth filled with padding (as down or batting) held in place by ties or stitched designs b. patchwork quilt 1 2. something that is quilted or resembles a quilt <
a quilt of houses and parks
II. verb Date: 1555 transitive verb 1. a. to fill, pad, or line like a quilt b. (1) to stitch, sew, or cover with lines or patterns like those used in quilts (2) to stitch (designs) through layers of cloth c. to fasten between two pieces of material 2. to stitch or sew in layers with padding in between intransitive verb 1. to make quilts 2. to do quilted work • quilter noun

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  • 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 — 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.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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  • 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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