Examples of sheaf in a Sentence
contends that casino gambling would generate a sheaf of social problems for the state
Recent Examples of sheaf from the Web
Surrounded by sheaves of parchment, bottles of ink, and quill pens, monks sat on stools at long tables that sloped upward like lecterns.
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Origin and Etymology of sheaf
Middle English sheef, from Old English scēaf; akin to Old High German scoub sheaf, Russian chub forelock
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
SHEAF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sheaf for English Language Learners
: a bunch of stalks and ears of grain that are tied together after being cut
: a group of things fastened together
SHEAF Defined for Kids
Definition of sheaf for Students
1 : a bundle of stalks and ears of grain
2 : a group of things fastened together a sheaf of papers
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