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Definitions of sheer

  1. To slip or move aside. Sheer off, to move to a distance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. Bright; clear; pure; unmixed. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve; as, a ship sheers from her course; a horse sheers at a bicycle. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Very thin or transparent; - applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To turn aside from the proper course. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To deviate from the line of the proper course, as a ship: to turn aside. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To turn from a course. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To swerve; turn aside. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. Among seamen, to deviate from the line of the proper course, as a ship when not well steered; to turn aside. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from the side. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A turn or change in a course. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Shears See Shear. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The deviation from the straight line, or the longitudinal curve or bend of a ship's deck or sides. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Curve of a ship's deck or sides. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A swerving or curving. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The longitudinal curve or bend of a ship's deck or sides; the position an which a ship is sometimes kept at single anchor, to keep her clear of it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. The longitudinal curve or line which a ship's deck or sides presents to the eye. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. straight up or down without a break Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. directly; "he fell sheer into the water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. Clean; quite; at once. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Perpendicularly; straight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Clear: quite: at once. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. Downright; utter; absolute; as, sheer folly; very thin or transparent: as, a sheer fabric; straight up and down; vertical; steep; as, a sheer precipice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Pure: unmingled: simple: without a break, perpendicular. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Clear; quite; vertically. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Pure; mere; perpendicular. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Unmitigated; absolute; down right; perpendicular; steep. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Pure; clear; unmingled; simple; thin; precipitous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Pure; separate from anything else; mere; unmingled. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sheer

  1. At last he gave it up through sheer weariness. – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  2. I am afraid that is what will have to be done, from sheer lack of ground to work upon. – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford
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