Simple Definition of shelve
: 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
Examples of shelve in a sentence
The books were shelved according to category.
<let's shelve the project for now>
Origin and Etymology of shelve
First Known Use: 1598
Rhymes with shelve
delve, helve, twelve
SHELVE Defined for Kids
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