It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!
As this week marks the baby shower for dear friends who are awaiting the arrival of a much-anticipated first child, I thought it only apropos that the word for today be:
- A large piece of woolen or similar material used as a bed covering or other covering for warmth
- Covering all cases or instances; total and inclusive
- Cover completely with a thick layer of something
Synonyms as a noun: rug - cover - wrap - coverlet
Synonyms as an adjective: general - common - broad - universal - overall
Synonyms as a verb: cover
First seen in Shakespeare's King Lear (written 1605 - 1606). The full text of the play may be found here. Interestingly, Shakespeare uses it as both a verb and a noun in the course of the play.