sheet

sheet
I
[[t]ʃit[/t]]
n.
1) a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric used as an article of bedding, commonly in pairs, with one below and one above the sleeper
2) a broad, relatively thin surface, layer, or covering:
a sheet of ice[/ex]
3) a relatively thin, usu. rectangular piece of material, as glass, metal, or photographic film
4) material, as metal or glass, in the form of broad, relatively thin pieces
5) a rectangular piece of paper, esp. one on which to write
6) a newspaper or periodical
7) pri a large, rectangular piece of printing paper, esp. one for printing a complete signature
8) phi
a) the unseparated postage stamps on a single piece of paper containing a full impression of the printing plate or plates
b) pane 4)
9) naut. navig. a sail, as on a ship or boat
10) an extent, stretch, or expanse, as of fire or water:
sheets of flame[/ex]
11) a thin, flat piece of metal or a very shallow pan on which to place food while baking
12) gel a more or less horizontal mass of rock, esp. volcanic rock intruded between strata or poured out over a surface
13) to furnish with sheets
14) to wrap in a sheet
15) to cover with a sheet or layer of something
Etymology: bef. 900; OE scēte (Anglian), scīete, c. OFris skāt, OHGscōzskirt, ON skaut sheet, Goskauthem sheet′less, adj. sheet′like`, adj. II
sheet
[[t]ʃit[/t]] n.
navig. a rope or wire used to secure or adjust a ship's sail
Etymology: 1300–50; ME shete, shortening of OE scēatlīne=scēat(a) lower corner of a sail (see sheet I) +līne line I, rope

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Sheet — Sheet, n. [OE. shete, schete, AS. sc[=e]te, sc[=y]te, fr. sce[ a]t a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment); originally,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheet — W2S2 [ʃi:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for a bed)¦ 2¦(paper)¦ 3¦(thin flat piece)¦ 4¦(large flat area)¦ 5¦(of rain/fire)¦ 6¦(on a ship)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: scyte] 1.) ¦(FO …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sheet — Sheet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sheeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sheeting}.] 1. To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet. The sheeted dead. When snow the pasture sheets. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To expand, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheet — sheet1 [shēt] n. [ME schete < OE sceat, piece of cloth, lappet, region, akin to Ger schoss, lap, ON skaut, lappet: for prob. IE base see SHOOT] 1. a large, rectangular piece of cotton, linen, etc., used on a bed, usually in pairs, one under… …   English World dictionary

  • sheet — [ ʃit ] noun count *** ▸ 1 cloth on bed ▸ 2 piece of something flat ▸ 3 wide area ▸ 4 looking like moving wall ▸ 5 rope on boat with sail ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a large piece of thin cloth that you put on your bed and use for lying on or covering your… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sheet — may refer to:* Sheet, a villiage in Hampshire * Bed sheet, a piece of cloth used to cover a mattress * Sheet (sailing), a rope, cable or chain used to control a sail * The playing surface in the sport of curling * A piece of paper * A level or… …   Wikipedia

  • sheet — ‘cloth’ [OE] and sheet ‘rope attached to a sail’ [OE] are distinct words, although they have a common ancestor. This was the Germanic base *skaut , *skut ‘project’, which also produced English scot free, scuttle ‘sink a ship’, shoot, shot, shout …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • sheet — Ⅰ. sheet [1] ► NOUN 1) a large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed to cover the mattress or as a layer beneath blankets. 2) a broad flat piece of metal or glass. 3) a rectangular piece of paper. 4) an extensive layer or… …   English terms dictionary

  • sheet — ‘cloth’ [OE] and sheet ‘rope attached to a sail’ [OE] are distinct words, although they have a common ancestor. This was the Germanic base *skaut , *skut ‘project’, which also produced English scot free, scuttle ‘sink a ship’, shoot, shot, shout …   Word origins

  • sheet — shēt n 1) a broad piece of cloth esp an oblong of usu. cotton or linen cloth used as an article of bedding 2) a portion of something that is thin in comparison to its length and breadth <a sheet of connective tissue> * * * (shēt) 1. a… …   Medical dictionary

  • sheet — A complete, unseparated group of postage stamps as printed on a press. The sheet is usually perforated and cut into four or more panes for eventual sale …   Glossary of postal terms

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