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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 sheetsb :  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 sheetd :  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

sheetlike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with a sheet floors sheeted with dust

  3. 2 :  to furnish with sheets

  4. 3 :  to form into sheets

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

sheeter

noun

1606

First Known Use of sheet

1606


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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 sheets 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 and Etymology 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


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sheet

verb

Definition of sheet

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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



SHEET Defined for Kids

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sheet

play
noun \ˈshēt\

Definition of sheet for Students

  1. 1 :  a large piece of cloth used to cover something and especially to cover a bed

  2. 2 :  a usually rectangular piece of paper

  3. 3 :  a broad continuous surface a sheet of ice

  4. 4 :  something that is very thin as compared with its length and width a sheet of iron


2

sheet

play
noun

Definition of sheet for Students

  1. :  a rope or chain used to adjust the angle at which the sail of a boat is set to catch the wind


Medical Dictionary

sheet

play
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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