sheathe

play
transitive verb \ˈshēth\

Definition of sheathe

sheathed

sheathing

  1. 1 :  to put into or furnish with a sheath

  2. 2 :  to plunge or bury (as a sword) in flesh

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

  4. 4 :  to case or cover with something (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>

Variants of sheathe

less commonly

sheath

play \ˈshēth\

Origin and Etymology of sheathe

Middle English shethen, from shethe sheath


First Known Use: 15th century


SHEATHE Defined for English Language Learners

sheathe

play
transitive verb \ˈshēth\

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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