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Definitions of sheet

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A single signature of a book or a pamphlet; Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. A broad expanse of water, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A sail. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To expand, as a sheet. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. To cover with or as with a sheet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To cover, as with a sheet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To furnish with sheets; cover as in a sheet; shroud. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To spread out into a sheet or sheets; expand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. come down as if in sheets; "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping; "sheet the body" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. 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.
  20. bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. used for writing or printing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. (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
  24. newspaper with half-size pages Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. any broad thin expanse or surface; "a sheet of ice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.

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Usage examples for sheet

  1. You forget I've got a clean sheet – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  2. But on one sheet what can I say? – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough
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