Definition of Counterpane

1. Noun. Decorative cover for a bed.

Exact synonyms: Bed Cover, Bed Covering, Bedcover, Bedspread, Spread
Generic synonyms: Bed Clothing, Bedclothes, Bedding
Specialized synonyms: Coverlet, Quilted Bedspread



Definition of Counterpane

1. n. A coverlet for a bed, -- originally stitched or woven in squares or figures.

2. n. A duplicate part or copy of an indenture, deed, etc., corresponding with the original; -- now called counterpart.

Definition of Counterpane

1. Noun. The topmost covering of a bed, often functioning as a blanket. ¹

2. Noun. A coverlet. ¹

3. Noun. A bedspread. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterpane

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterpane

counternotification
counternotifications
counteroffensive
counteroffensives
counteroffer
counteroffered
counteroffering
counteroffers
counteropening
counteroperation
counteroperations
counterorder
counterordered
counterordering
counterorders
counterpane (current term)
counterpaned
counterpanes
counterpart
counterparties
counterparts
counterparty
counterpeize
counterpeople
counterperson
counterpersons
counterpetition
counterpetitions
counterphilosophies

Literary usage of Counterpane

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"L. culcita puncta, a counterpane, a stitched quilt (see Ducange). —L. culcita, a quilt ; puncta, fern, of punctus, pp. of pungere, lo prick. See Quilt. ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"THE LAND OF counterpane From < Poems and Ballads. ... And sees before him, dale and plain, The pleasant Land of counterpane. NORTHWEST PASSAGE From <Poems ..."

3. A Child's Garden of Verses and Underwoods by Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexander Harvey (1906)
"THE LAND OF counterpane WHEN I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillows at my head, And all my toys beside me lay To keep me happy all the day. ..."

4. English Poetry: Its Principles and Progress, with Representative by Charles Mills Gayley, Clement Calhoun Young, Benjamin Putnam Kurtz (1920)
"THE LAND OF counterpane When I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillows at my head, And all my toys beside me lay To keep me happy all the day. ..."

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