\ \ see QUILT

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  • Counterpane — Coun ter*pane (koun t?r p?n ), n. [See {Counterpoint}, corrupted into counterpane, from the employment of pane shaped figures in these coverlets. ] A coverlet for a bed, originally stitched or woven in squares or figures. [1913 Webster] On which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counterpane — may refer to: BT Counterpane, an information technology company Counterpane (bedding), a type of quilt This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to… …   Wikipedia

  • Counterpane — Coun ter*pane , n. [OF. contrepan a pledge, security; contre + pan a skirt, also, a pawn or gage, F. pan a skirt. See {Pane}, and cf. {Pawn}.] (O. Law) A duplicate part or copy of an indenture, deed, etc., corresponding with the original; now… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterpane — outer covering of a bed, c.1600, alteration of earlier counterpoynte (mid 15c.; see COUNTERPOINT (Cf. counterpoint)) on model of M.Fr. pan, L. pannus cloth (see PANE (Cf. pane)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Counterpane — A general term for a bed covering and may be of any material …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • counterpane — ► NOUN dated ▪ a bedspread. ORIGIN Old French contrepointe, from Latin culcitra puncta quilted mattress …   English terms dictionary

  • counterpane — [kount′ər pān΄] n. [altered (after PANE) < ME countrepoint, coverlet < OFr contre pointe, earlier cuilte pointe < L culcita puncta, lit., pricked (i.e., embroidered) quilt < culcita (see QUILT) + puncta (see POINT)] a bedspread;… …   English World dictionary

  • counterpane — UK [ˈkaʊntə(r)ˌpeɪn] / US [ˈkaʊntərˌpeɪn] noun [countable] Word forms counterpane : singular counterpane plural counterpanes old fashioned a bedspread …   English dictionary

  • counterpane — coun|ter|pane [ˈkauntəpeın US ər ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: counterpoint counterpane (15 17 centuries), from Old French coute pointe embroidered quilt ; influenced by pane covering cloth (13 17 centuries), from Old French pan ( PANE)] old… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • counterpane — [[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)peɪn[/t]] counterpanes N COUNT A counterpane is a decorative cover on a bed. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • counterpane — noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English countrepointe, modification of Middle French coute pointe, literally, embroidered quilt Date: 15th century bedspread …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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