quilt

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
quilt /kwɪlt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Clothinga covering for a bed, made of two layers of fabric with some soft substance between them and stitched in patterns.
  2. Clothinganything quilted or resembling a quilt.

v. 
  1. Clothing[+ object] to stitch together (two pieces of cloth and a soft interlining), usually in an ornamental pattern.
  2. Clothing[no object] to make quilts or quilted work.
quilt•ed, adj.: a quilted down comforter.
quilt•er, n. [countable]
quilt•ing, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
quilt  (kwilt),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. Clothinga coverlet for a bed, made of two layers of fabric with some soft substance, as wool or down, between them and stitched in patterns or tufted through all thicknesses in order to prevent the filling from shifting.
  2. Clothinganything quilted or resembling a quilt.
  3. Clothinga bedspread or counterpane, esp. a thick one.
  4. Clothing[Obs.]a mattress.

v.t. 
  1. Clothingto stitch together (two pieces of cloth and a soft interlining), usually in an ornamental pattern.
  2. Clothingto sew up between pieces of material.
  3. Clothingto pad or line with material.

v.i. 
  1. Clothingto make quilts or quilted work.
quilter, n. 
  • Latin culcita mattress, cushion
  • Old French cuilte
  • Middle English quilte 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
quilt /kwɪlt/ n
  1. a thick warm cover for a bed, consisting of a soft filling sewn between two layers of material, usually with crisscross seams
  2. a bedspread or counterpane
  3. anything quilted or resembling a quilt
vb (transitive)
  1. to stitch together (two pieces of fabric) with (a thick padding or lining) between them
  2. to create (a garment, covering, etc) in this way
  3. to pad with material
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French coilte mattress, from Latin culcita stuffed item of bedding

ˈquilter n
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