sheathe

play
verb \ˈshēth\
variants: or less commonly

sheath

play \ˈshēth\

Definition of sheathe

sheathed

;

sheathing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put into or furnish with a sheath

  3. 2 :  to plunge or bury (a weapon, such as a sword) in flesh

  4. 3 :  to withdraw (a claw) into a sheath

  5. 4 :  to case or cover with something (such as sheets of metal) that protects

sheather

play \ˈshē-thər, -thər\ noun

Examples of sheathe in a Sentence

  1. sometimes shipbuilders sheathe a ship's bottom with copper for extra protection from barnacles and other threats

Origin and Etymology of sheathe

Middle English shethen, from shethe sheath


First Known Use: 15th century


SHEATHE Defined for English Language Learners

sheathe

play
verb

Definition of sheathe for English Language Learners

  • : to put (something, such as a sword) into a sheath

  • : to cover (something) with something that protects it


SHEATHE Defined for Kids

sheathe

play
verb \ˈshēth\

Definition of sheathe for Students

sheathed

;

sheathing

  1. 1 :  to put into a sheath Sheathe your sword.

  2. 2 :  to cover with something that protects The ship's bottom is sheathed with copper.



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