synonyms
  • definitions

coverlet

[ kuhv-er-lit ]SEE DEFINITION OF coverlet

Synonyms for coverlet

  • afghan
  • comforter
  • quilt
  • spread
  • throw
MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COVERLET

The coverlet dropped from her breast; her hand was suspended with stiff fingers.

Instead of reaching out for it, the sick man's hand lay on the coverlet.

Trenchard climbed into bed, and settled himself under the coverlet.

Give me a coverlet and I will sleep on the sofa here, and do you go to bed.

His arm, releasing my neck, fell stretched out on the coverlet.

So saying she lay down on the bed, but on the outside of the coverlet.

He let the paper fall on the coverlet and went on reposing as before.

Falkner, without speaking, slid his hand along the coverlet.

Then she drew the coverlet over her head and turned to the wall.

Generations of cats had haunted it and slept on the coverlet.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, perhaps a diminutive of cover (n.), but early form coverlite suggests an unrecorded Old French or folk-etymology *covre-lit, from covrir "to cover" + lit "bed" (see litter (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COVERLET

bedding

nouncovering for sleeping furniture

bedspread

nounthick, often quilted, covering for bed

comforter

nouna quilted bed covering

cover

nounwrapping, cover-up
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
  • PREVIOUS
  • NEXT