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Definitions of sheet

  1. bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. used for writing or printing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. newspaper with half-size pages Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. come down as if in sheets; "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. any broad thin expanse or surface; "a sheet of ice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping; "sheet the body" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A broad piece of cloth, usually linen or cotton, used for wrapping the body or for a covering; especially, one used as an article of bedding next to the body. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A single signature of a book or a pamphlet; Webster Dictionary DB
  16. the book itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A broad expanse of water, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A sail. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To expand, as a sheet. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; - usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A large, broad, thin piece of any substance, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad piece of linen or cotton to cover a bed; a single piece of paper of differing size; a newspaper; a broad expanse or surface; a rope attached to a sail to move it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. A large, thin piece of anything: a large, broad piece of cloth in a bed: a large, broad piece of paper: a sail: the rope fastened to the leeward corner of a sail to extend it to the wind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To cover with or as with a sheet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Cloth to cover a bed; broad piece of paper; a sail; rope that extends a sail. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To cover, as with a sheet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To furnish with sheets; cover as in a sheet; shroud. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To spread out into a sheet or sheets; expand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A thin and broad piece, as of paper or metal, or of cloth for a bed; any broad, flat surface, as of water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A rope or chain from a lower corner of the sail to extend or move it; also, a sail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A broad piece of cloth to cover a bed; a large broad piece of paper; anything expanded; a sail; rope to extend a sail. See Shoot. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. Any open piece of cloth not made up into a shaped garment; a broad large piece of anything made thin, as paper, linen, iron, &c.; in bed-clothes, a large piece of linen or cotton cloth placed next the body; any thin covering, as a sheel of ice or water; any flat expanse; a book or pamphlet; among seamen, a rope attached to one or both the lower corners of a sail in order to extend it to the wind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. To furnish with sheets; to cover as with sheets. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. A rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; -- usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom. mso.anu.edu.au
  38. A rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom. dictgcide_fs
  39. sh[=e]t, n. a large, thin piece of anything: a large, broad piece of cloth in a bed: a large, broad piece of paper: a sail: the rope fastened to the leeward corner of a sail to extend it to the wind.--v.t. to cover with, or as with, a sheet: to furnish with sheets: to form into sheets.--ns. SHEET'-COPP'ER, -[=I]'RON, -LEAD, -MET'AL, copper, iron, lead, metal in thin sheets.--adj. SHEET'ED, with a white band or belt.--ns. SHEET'-GLASS, a kind of crown-glass made at first in the form of a cylinder, cut longitudinally, and opened out into a sheet; SHEET'ING, cloth used for bed-sheets: the process of forming into sheets; SHEET'-LIGHT'NING, lightning appearing in sheets or having a broad appearance; SHEET'-WORK, press-work.--A SHEET (or THREE SHEETS) IN THE WIND, fuddled, tipsy; IN SHEETS (print.), not folded, or folded but not bound. [A.S. scéte, scýte, a sheet--sceótan (pa.t. sceát), to shoot, project.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Rectangular piece of linen used in pairs as inner bed-clothes (between the ss., in bed), whence sheeting (3) n.; broad more or less flat piece of some thin material (a s. of iron, glass, &c.); wide expanse of water, snow, ice, flame, colour, &c.; complete piece of paper of the size in which it was made (book is in ss., printed but not bound; s. of notepaper, usu. folded once for writing on; s. of quarto &c., the four &c. leaves given by folding a s. twice &c.); newspaper (a penny, scurrilous, &c., s.); rope or chain at lower corner of sail for regulating its tension &c. (flowing s., not closehauled, eased for free wind; a s., three ss., in the wind slang, rather, very, drunk); s.-anchor[see etym.], carried outside waist of ship for use in emergencies, (fig.) last dependence or security; s.-copper, -iron, -metal, &c., spread by rolling, hammering, &c., into thin ss.; s.-glass, kind made first as hollow cylinder, which is cut open& flattened in furnace; s.-lightning. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. Furnish with ss.; cover with s. (the sheeted dead); form into ss. (sheeted rain); secure (sail) with s. (esp. s. home). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. An oblong piece of linen or cotton, forming part of bedclothes, usually next the sleeper. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  43. (Naut.) A rope or chain attached to the lower corner or corners of a sail, to regulate its position. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  44. n. [Anglo Saxon] In general, any broad, uninterrupted expanse; a broad piece of cloth used as a part of bed furniture next to the body;—a broad piece of paper from the mill; a piece pressed, cut, and folded; apiece printed and folded; a newspaper, pamphlet, or book; —a broad expanse of water or the like;—a broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance. A rope fastened to the lower corner of a sail to extend and retain it in a particular situation. Cabinet Dictionary

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