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Definitions of shelf

  1. A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A flat ledge or board, usually long and narrow and set horizontally into a wall, for holding things; a flat ledge of rock. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A board fixed on a wall, etc., for laying things on: a flat layer of rock: a ledge: a shoal: a sandbank:-pl. SHELVES (shelvz). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A board or slab set horizontally into or against a wall. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A flat projecting ledge of rock; a reef; shoal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. SHELFY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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Usage examples for shelf

  1. They've plenty of bread on the shelf – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  2. I do not mean merely that he should keep his hat in the hall, and his book on the shelf – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
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