quilt

[ kwilt ]
/ kwɪlt /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make quilts or quilted work.

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Origin of quilt

1250–1300; Middle English quilte<Old French cuilte<Latin culcita mattress, cushion

OTHER WORDS FROM quilt

quilter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for quilt

quilt
/ (kwɪlt) /

noun

a thick warm cover for a bed, consisting of a soft filling sewn between two layers of material, usually with crisscross seams
a bedspread or counterpane
anything quilted or resembling a quilt

verb (tr)

Derived forms of quilt

quilter, noun

Word Origin for quilt

C13: from Old French coilte mattress, from Latin culcita stuffed item of bedding
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