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sheet

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noun \ˈshēt\

Definition of sheet

  1. 1a :  a broad piece of cloth; especially :  bedsheetb :  sail 1a(1)

  2. 2a (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 pluralc :  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. 3 :  a broad stretch or surface of something <a sheet of ice>

  4. 4 :  a suspended or moving expanse (as of fire or rain)

  5. 5a :  a portion of something that is thin in comparison to its length and breadthb :  a flat baking pan of tinned metal <a cookie sheet>

  6. 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 play \-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


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sheet

adjective

Definition of sheet

  1. 1 :  rolled or spread out in a sheet

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or concerned with the making of sheet metal



1582

First Known Use of sheet

1582


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sheet

verb

Definition of sheet

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to cover with a sheet <floors sheeted with dust>

    2. 2 :  to furnish with sheets

    3. 3 :  to form into sheets

    4. intransitive verb
    5. :  to fall, spread, or flow in a sheet <the rain sheeted against the windows>

    sheet·er noun


    1606

    First Known Use of sheet

    1606


    4

    sheet

    noun

    Definition of sheet

    1. 1 :  a rope or chain that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

    2. 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
    1. :  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


    5

    sheet

    transitive verb

    Definition of sheet

    1. :  to move or set (a sail) by manipulation of a sheet

    sheet home
    1. 1 :  to extend (a sail) and set as flat as possible by hauling upon the sheets

    2. 2 :  to fix the responsibility for :  bring home to one



    1925

    First Known Use of sheet

    1925


    Medical Dictionary

    sheet

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    noun \ˈshēt\

    Medical Definition of sheet

    1. 1:  a broad piece of cloth; especially :  an oblong of usually cotton or linen cloth used as an article of bedding

    2. 2:  a portion of something that is thin in comparison to its length and breadth <a sheet of connective tissue>






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