sheet

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1sheet

noun \ˈshēt\

Definition of SHEET

1
a :  a broad piece of cloth; especially :  bedsheet
b :  sail 1a(1)
2
a (1) :  a usually rectangular piece of paper; especially :  one manufactured for printing (2) :  a rectangular piece of heavy paper with a plant specimen mounted on it <an herbarium of 100,000 sheets>
b :  a printed signature for a book especially before it has been folded, cut, or bound —usually used in plural
c :  a newspaper, periodical, or occasional publication <a gossip sheet>
d :  the unseparated postage stamps printed by one impression of a plate on a single piece of paper; also :  a pane of stamps
3
:  a broad stretch or surface of something <a sheet of ice>
4
:  a suspended or moving expanse (as of fire or rain)
5
a :  a portion of something that is thin in comparison to its length and breadth
b :  a flat baking pan of tinned metal <a cookie sheet>
6
:  a surface or part of a surface in which it is possible to pass from any one point of it to any other without leaving the surface <a hyperboloid of two sheets>
sheet·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of SHEET

Middle English shete, from Old English scēte, scīete; akin to Old English scēat edge, Old High German scōz flap, skirt
First Known Use: before 12th century

2sheet

adjective

Definition of SHEET

1
:  rolled or spread out in a sheet
2
:  of, relating to, or concerned with the making of sheet metal

First Known Use of SHEET

1582

3sheet

verb

Definition of SHEET

transitive verb
1
:  to cover with a sheet <floors sheeted with dust>
2
:  to furnish with sheets
3
:  to form into sheets
intransitive verb
:  to fall, spread, or flow in a sheet <the rain sheeted against the windows>
sheet·er noun

First Known Use of SHEET

1606

4sheet

noun

Definition of SHEET

1
:  a rope or chain that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
2
plural :  the spaces at either end of an open boat not occupied by thwarts :  foresheets and stern sheets together
three sheets in the wind or three sheets to the wind
:  drunk 1a

Origin of SHEET

Middle English shete, from Old English scēata lower corner of a sail; akin to Old English scȳte sheet
First Known Use: 13th century

5sheet

transitive verb

Definition of SHEET

:  to move or set (a sail) by manipulation of a sheet
sheet home
1
:  to extend (a sail) and set as flat as possible by hauling upon the sheets
2
:  to fix the responsibility for :  bring home to one

First Known Use of SHEET

1925

sheet

noun \ˈshēt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SHEET

1
: a broad piece of cloth; especially : an oblong of usually cotton or linen cloth used as an article of bedding
2
: a portion of something that is thin in comparison to its length and breadth <a sheet of connective tissue>

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