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quilt

QUILT, n. [L. culcita.]

A cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton or other substance between two cloths and sewing them together; as beds covered with magnificent quilts.

QUILT, v.t.

1. To stitch together two pieces of cloth with some soft and warm substance between them; as a quilted bedcover; a quilted coat.

2. To sew in the manner of a quilt.



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QUILT, n. [L. culcita.]

A cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton or other substance between two cloths and sewing them together; as beds covered with magnificent quilts.

QUILT, v.t.

1. To stitch together two pieces of cloth with some soft and warm substance between them; as a quilted bedcover; a quilted coat.

2. To sew in the manner of a quilt.

QUILT, n. [It. coltre; L. culcita; Ir. cuilt, a bed-tick, a bed; Port. and Sp. colcha, Sp. colchar, acolchar, to quilt; perhaps from uniting, gathering or holding.]

A cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton, or other substance between two cloths and sewing them together; as, beds covered with magnificent quilts. – Arbuthnot.


QUILT, v.t.

  1. To stitch together two pieces of cloth with some soft and warm substance between them; as, a quilted bed-cover; a quilted coat. – Dryden.
  2. To sew in the manner of a quilt.

Quilt
  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.
  4. To stitch or sew in lines or patterns.
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Quilt

QUILT, noun [Latin culcita.]

A cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton or other substance between two cloths and sewing them together; as beds covered with magnificent quilts.

QUILT, verb transitive

1. To stitch together two pieces of cloth with some soft and warm substance between them; as a quilted bedcover; a quilted coat.

2. To sew in the manner of a quilt

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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1. Want of depth; small depth; as the shallowness of water, of a river, of a stream.

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