shelve verb \ˈshelv\
: to put (something) on a shelf
: to stop doing or thinking about (something) for a period of time
: to make (someone) unable to play or perform
: to place on a shelf <shelve books>
a : to remove from active service
b : to put off or aside <shelve a project>
: to slope in a formation like a shelf
— shelv·er noun
Examples of SHELVE
- The books were shelved according to category.
- <let's shelve the project for now>
Origin of SHELVE
First Known Use: 1598
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